The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA-Kenya) is a Public Policy think tank based in Nairobi, which seeks to promote pluralism of ideas through open, active and informed debate on public policy issues. The IEA-Kenya undertakes research and conducts public education on Key economic and topical issues in public affairs in Kenya and the region, and utilizes the outcomes of the research for policy dialogue and to influence policy making. The IEA-Kenya is independent of political parties, pressure groups and lobbies, or any other partisan interests.
Globally, the International Budget Partnership (IBP) collaborates with civil society around the world to analyze and influence public budgets in order to improve the quality of governance and ultimately improve social welfare.
Transparency International is a non-governmental organization dedicated to increasing government accountability and curbing both international and national corruption. The TI movement has multiple concerns:-
Mzalendo keeps 'an eye on the Kenyan Parliament' to make information about the National Assembly and Senate activities accessible to the public so they can hold their Parliamentarians accountable based on fact. Our current programmes are geared at ensuring comprehensive parliamentary information is available in easily accessible formats and shared widely online and offline; networking and collaboration with civil society organizations and interest groups in accountability work; public opinion on topical legislative issues is collated and proactive engagement with parliamentarians is pursued.
The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA) is a civil society initiative committed towards the achievement of sound policy and good governance in local development in Kenya, to uplift livelihoods of, especially, the poor and marginalized. TISA has been operational since March 2008, and is a locally registered trust.
The AIHD was established in April 2004 in Nairobi, Kenya by a group of accomplished African researchers and academicians. The Institute’s main focus is on conducting research, training and advocacy on health and development issues that are contextually relevant to Kenya and to the African continent. The Institute is also involved in policy formulation on key development issues such as HIV and AIDS, poverty alleviation and malaria. The Institute works closely with local and international development partners, such as the International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), MAP International, African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) and the World Bank. The founder members have been involved in development work in various capacities in Kenya and in the region.
The Institute for Education in Democracy (IED) is a non-profit making Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1993. IED provides non-partisan contribution and leadership in democratization and governance processes in Kenya and Africa region through four flagship programmes namely electoral processes and institutions of democracy; civic engagement and flames of democracy; research, documentation and dissemination; policy and legal reform.
ARTICLE 19 works so that people everywhere can express themselves freely, access information and enjoy freedom of the press. The organization understands freedom of expression as three things:
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) is the professional organization that regulates the activities of all Certified Public Accountants (the CPA(K)s) in Kenya. It was established in 1978 by theAccountants Act CAP 531. Since then, ICPAK has been dedicated to development and regulation of the accountancy profession in Kenya so as to enhance its contribution and that of its members to national economic growth and development. In 2008, a new Accountants Act No. 15 was enacted to replace the 1978 Accountants Act to take into account the various developments that had shaped the accounting profession in Kenya, and globally.
Federation of Women Lawyers – Kenya (FIDA Kenya) was established in 1985 after the 3rd UN Conference on Women which was held in Nairobi. Until 1993, FIDA Kenya was affiliated to Federation International De Abogadas (The International Federation of Women Lawyers – FIDA) which was formed in 1944 in Mexico by a group of women lawyers with the aim of promoting women’s rights globally.
The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists also known as ICJ Kenya was founded in 1959 and registered as a society in Kenya in 1974. ICJ Kenya is a non-governmental, non-partisan, not for profit making, membership organization registered in Kenya. ICJ Kenya is a National Section of the International Commission of Jurists whose headquarters is in Geneva. It is however autonomous from the ICJ Geneva. Members are drawn from the various divisions of the legal profession and share common beliefs and values on freedom, justice and peace for all, equality, social and economic equity and the respect for human dignity for every human being.
Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) is a membership association of all the women parliamentarians across political parties both elected and nominated in Senate and National Assembly. Its overall goal is to work towards ensuring that women and men are equitably represented in parliament and decision making in public and private spheres to promote sustainable development. It works under the leadership of an Executive Committee headed by a Chairperson and supported by a fully-fledged secretariat that provides technical and administrative support in realizing its vision.
The International Institute for Legislative Affairs (ILA) is a not for profit organization that brings together Christian professionals and students from tertiary institutions in Kenya. ILA offers technical support to government departments, Members of Parliament and other stakeholders in the legislative process in terms of research, drafting of legislation and lobbying. ILA also engages in public education and awareness campaigns to educate the public on proposed and current legislation.
CGD is a registered policy research and advocacy not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen representative institutions and empower civic actors and economic groups for a just and equitable society. It is an active participant in influencing the direction of development and social transformation in Kenya.
Africa Youth Trust (AYT) is an independent, non-partisan, development and advocacy organization. Founded in 2005, AYT is registered in Kenya as a trust under the Trustees (Perpetual Succession) Act. AYT was created specifically to spearhead a Youth Led Development model in Kenya with a view of replication in other African Countries.
AfriCOG is a non-profit organization that addresses the structural causes of corruption and poor governance in Kenya. Corruption in Africa is a pervasive issue that affects all strata of society. AfriCOG highlights corruption in Africa through permanent civic vigilance. AfriCOG produces research and knowledge products to inform policy.
NTA is a national, independent, non-partisan organization focused on promoting good governance in Kenya through citizen empowerment, enhancing public service delivery and partnership building. NTA is registered as a society under the Societies Act (Cap 108) -Registration number 30764. The NTA represents all citizens, as everyone pays taxes. Since 2006, the NTA has been implementing programmes focused on citizen demand for accountability through monitoring of the quality of public service delivery and the management of devolved funds. NTA has achieved this through the development of social accountability tools (CRCs), civic awareness and citizen capacity-building and initiating partnerships with the government and other service providers, the private sector, civil society organizations and community action groups.