JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (JPIP) Environmental and Social Management Framework [ download ]
The Government of Kenya has approached the World Bank to revive the preparation of the proposed JPIP. In line with the new constitution in which the judicial reforms are anchored, the judiciary has developed a comprehensive judicial reform strategy which takes into account earlier viable reforms and the spirit of the new constitution. This new strategy is commonly known as the Judiciary Transformation Framework (JTF). The JTF is going to govern the reforms in the judiciary for the next 4 years (2012-2016).
The JPIP is implementing some of the key activities in the JTF and is as aligned with the JTF priorities. The objective of the JPIP is to strengthen the capacity of the Judiciary to deliver its services in an effective, transparent, and accountable manner. The JPIP is not likely to lead to any large scale acquisition of land or denial of access to usual means of livelihood. The Judiciary will only carry out the construction of courtfacilities in those areas where the Judiciary has land title. It is anticipated that there will be few, if any, human settlements or wide scale economic activity on the land owned by the Judiciary.
However, as a precautionary measure, an RPF has been prepared to take care of any displacement or loss of livelihood.The overall project has been divided into four key components namely:
• Court Administration and Case Management;
• Judicial Education and Staff Training;• Court Infrastructure; and
• Project Management.