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National Policy Advocacy Programme

This programme builds on Daraja's work with local government to conduct research into how national policies are translated into practice. This research will be used to advocate for national policies that encourage (rather than undermine) responsive local government.
For example, how much autonomy do local government authorities have in practice? Are they given the space to make decisions in response to local priorities or are their decisions tightly controlled by national government? And what can national government do to make it easier for citizens and local civil society to influence decisions made by local government?
Some research has already been conducted under this programme and more is underway or planned, though the programme is expected to start in earnest in mid-2010.