National Council for Population and Development

Overview

Sector

Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Capacity Building, Climate Change, Development Cooperation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Education, Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, Labour, Law, Media, Migration, Natural Resources Management, Population, Private Sector Development, Renewable Energy, Reproductive Health, Research, Science, Technology & Innovation, Sustainability and Environment, Trade, Youth

Country

Kenya

SDG

01 - No Poverty, 02 - Zero Hunger, 03 - Good Health and Well-being, 04 - Quality Education, 05 - Gender Equality, 06 - Clean Water and Sanitation, 07 - Affordable and Clean Energy, 08 - Decent Work and Economic Growth, 09 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 10 - Reduced Inequalities, 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production, 13 - Climate Action, 14 - Life Below Water, 15 - Life on Land, 16 - Peace and Justice Strong Institutions, 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Organization Type

Government

URL

https://ncpd.go.ke/

Description

About


The concept of linking population matters to economic development is not new in Kenya, first it was highlighted in Sessional Paper No. 10 of 1965 on African Socialism and its application to economic planning in Kenya. The Paper noted a link between the country’s population growth rate and its potential for socio-economic development. Consequently, the government formulated a population policy which was adopted in 1967 that culminated to the formation of the National Family Planning Action Programme under the Ministry of Health. The Programme laid great emphasis on the reduction of family size and spacing of children, which was expected to contribute to reduction of the population growth rate.


The National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) was established in 1982, as a department in the Office of the Vice President and Ministry of Home Affairs, to advise on matters pertaining to population and development. The role and mandate of NCPD was contained in Sessional paper No.4 of 1984 on Population Policy Guidelines. This policy paper was later revised and formed the backbone of Sessional Paper No. 1 of 2000 on National Population Policy for Sustainable Development (NPPSD).


NCPD gained the status of a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency (SAGA) in 2004 and the name changed to NCAPD through a Legal Notice No. 120 contained in the Kenya Gazette supplement No. 68. In 2012, NCAPD reverted back to its original name, NCPD, through Legal Notice No. 172 of 2011.


NCPD is a SAGA under the National Treasury and Planning, State Department for Planning.


Who we are


The National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) is a SAGA under the National Treasury and Planning, State Department for Planning. NCPD is charged with the responsibility of promoting and coordinating population and development activities in Kenya.


NCPD gained the status of a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency (SAGA) in 2004 and the name changed to NCAPD through a Legal Notice No. 120 contained in the Kenya Gazette supplement No. 68. In 2012, NCAPD reverted back to its original name, NCPD, through Legal Notice No. 172 of 2011.


Mandate


NCPD is a state corporation charged with the responsibility of coordinating the implementation of population and development activities being carried out by various stakeholders in Kenya. It is the focal point on all matters relating to Population and Development Policies and Programmes in the Country. The latest legal Notice Number  120 of 29th  October 2004 bestowed NCPD with the following mandates to:



  • Research and analyze population issues and develop policies relating to population.

  • Provide leadership and mobilize support for population programmes, including coordination and implementation by different organizations.

  • Assess the impact of population programmes and make recommendations arising from such assessments.

  • Identify and advise on population issues that may not be adequately or appropriately dealt with by the government.

  • Create public awareness on population and development issues in Kenya

  • Undertake viable advocacy activities aimed at achieving support on certain population concerns


Services Offered by the Council



  • Conduct Research on population matters

  • Produce Policy Briefs on Topical Population Issues

  • Develop population and related policies

  • Coordinate implementation of the population policy and programmes by various stakeholders.

  • Carry out Monitoring and Evaluation of the implementation of population programmes.

  • Develop and disseminate IEC materials/messages through mass media, workshops, seminars, conferences and public exhibitions on population issues in Kenya.


Vision


Quality Population for a Prosperous Kenya


Mission


To provide Excellent Leadership in Population Policy Development and its Implementation for Sustainable Development


Core Values



  • Evidence based

  • Professionalism 

  • Integrity

  • Inclusiveness

  • Flexibility

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