About five years ago, the United Nations member states adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an effort to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
This year, the world is marking the beginning of the last decade in the realization of the SDGs.
While real progress has been made by the business community, action to meet the SDGs is not advancing at the speed or scale required.
Now is the time to embrace new innovative ideas to fast track our progress in realizing SDGs. However, this must be hinged on robust institutional frameworks with distinct, yet complementary roles, responsibilities and accountability measures.
For instance, do we have the right policy and legislative measures in place that, if adequately implemented, will deliver these global development goals? Are the policies aligned with the overall economic goal of the country? This report seeks to give answers to these questions, as it sheds light on our readiness for the implementation of SDGs from a legislative perspective.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), the Office of the Deputy President and Global Compact Network Kenya (GCNK) carried out a study to understand Kenya’s SDGs readiness from a policy, legislative and institutional perspective. It highlights gaps hindering the implementation of SDGs and recommendations.