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Our Mandate

Our Mandate

Kenya School of Government is a statutory body established under KSG Act No. 9 of 2012 with the mandate to enhance knowledge, skills, and competencies of public officials and thereby transform the Public Service into an efficient, innovative, and expert agency in national leadership and management, policy making and implementation, service delivery, and public engagement.

According to the Act the Kenya School of Government shall:

i.      Provide training, consultancy and research services designed to inform public policy, promote national development and standards of competence, and integrity in the Public Service;
ii.     Promote continuous learning for public service excellence;
iii.    Provide programs that promote a culture of decency, honesty, hard work, transparency and accountability among public servants;
iv.    Facilitate the establishment of professional networks and think tanks to develop and grow public sector leaders;
v.    Develop linkages and collaborations with institutions of learning, professional organizations, private sector Schools of government and similar institutions across the world;
vi.    Monitor, evaluate and communicate the impact of strengthened education and training programs for national leadership and management;
vii.   Develop and deliver programs tailored to promote the School’s mandate and client needs;
viii.  Conduct examinations and award diplomas and other forms of suitable awards to successful candidates;
ix.   Encourage pride and excellence in the Public Service and foster in managers and other public service employees a sense of the purpose, values and professional work ethic of the Public Service as stipulated in the Constitution and the relevant policies, laws and regulations;
x.   Ensure public service officers acquire the analytical, creative, advisory, administrative and other managerial skills and knowledge necessary to develop and implement policy, respond to changes, including change in the expectations of efficient and effective service delivery, and manage Government programs, services and personnel efficiently, effectively and equitably;
xi.   Train managers and other public service employees to develop successful working relationships at all levels through leadership, motivation, effective internal communications and the encouragement of innovation, high-quality service to the public and skills development;
xii.   Develop within and endeavour to attract to the Public Service through the School’s programs and studies, persons of high caliber and who reflect the diversity of Kenyan society, and support their growth and development as public sector managers and employees committed to service to the Republic;
xiii.  Encourage greater public awareness of issues related to public sector management, public administration and the role and functions of Government and involve a broad range of individuals and institutions in the School’s pursuit of excellence in public administration; and
xiv.  Do any other thing necessary, or expedient for discharge of its functions under this Act.


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