Citizen Inclusion and Confidence Indicators: Kenya and South Sudan
In cooperation with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), the Oslo Center initiated a program in 2016 supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). The project was finalized in 2018 and created innovative bottom-up indicators of Citizen Inclusion and Confidence (CIC) in transitional processes. The aim of the CIC-indicators was to inform national and international policymakers on citizen priorities regarding inclusion. The project produced new research and analysis that can contribute to inclusive policymaking through mechanisms that could increase public confidence and citizen inclusion in transitional political processes in Kenya and South Sudan, and beyond. The key findings from the research, including CIC indicators and research method, as well as policy recommendations for Kenya and South Sudan, were published in a report titled Transitional Processes and Citizen Inclusion in Kenya and South Sudan. There were several stages of the launch of the report, including validation workshops and dissemination workshops, engaging key stakeholders and relevant individuals for comments and contributions. The launch has sparked great interest and valuable discussions among local and international policymakers and civil society actors. The consortium is currently working on securing a next phase of the program.