Participatory Review Of National Policies On: Environment Management; Coordination; And Training
Office of the President-Cabinet Secretariat
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Government of Uganda has put in place a number of public policies. Public policies are means of addressing public issues towards improving the lives of the citizens and transforming the country into a middle income status. Good practice requires that policy reviews are conducted to determine public policies that have worked and those that have not. The involvement of stakeholders is a contemporary principle that requires their participation in all matters that concern them for inclusiveness, relevance and effectiveness. The National Environmental Management Policy (NEMP) was developed in 1994 and its overall objective was; “To promote, maintain and improve environmental quality and resource productivity for socio economic transformation and sustainable development”. The National Coordination Policy (NCP) was developed in 2016 and its main purpose was, “To set out the guiding principles and policies for the management of government’s coordination machinery”. It sought to address the gap in coordination of government activities and eliminate the problems of poor program alignment and prioritization; disjointed and unstandardized information requests by coordinating agencies; and limited stakeholder participation. The Public Service Training Policy was developed in 2006 and the overall objective of the Policy was; “To achieve an efficient and effective serviceand professionally competent administrative machinery of Government capable of originating and implementing Government Programs”. However, since the approval of these policies, there has been no review conducted to determine their effectiveness and relevance to the different stakeholders. It was against this background that the participatory review was carried out to determine the effectiveness and relevance of the public policies.
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