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Table 3 Assessment tool

From: Governing industry involvement in the non-communicable disease response in Kenya

Partnership principles Governance elements Rationale for how element shapes adherence Assessment questions
Program strategy Cross-cutting Regulation Stating and implementing the government’s expectations about designing program strategy (e.g. outlining requirements for needs assessments or stakeholder involvement) • Do formal policies or legislation exist that regulate program design?
• If not, do clearly stated informal norms exist of what government expects from companies in this regard?
• In how far are these rules or norms backed up with sanctions to enforce compliance?
Alignment Direct government support Assisting companies in aligning with country priorities • Does government support program design processes with public resources (staff time, funds etc.)?
Provision of strategies and policies Identifying a government strategy with which companies can align their programs • Do sector strategies exist for companies to align with?
• Is this information accessible for companies?
Provision of data Finding or generating data so companies can assess needs and align accordingly • Does government provide data (e.g., on NCD prevalence and health system capacities) for needs assessments?
• Is this information accessible for companies?
Harmonization Mechanisms for information sharing among partners Sharing knowledge about stakeholders’ activities to enable harmonization • Does a registry of active NCD programs exist for better harmonization?
• Is it complete and updated regularly?
• Can companies access this information?
• Does government host an exchange structure for partners to plan jointly?
• Is it open for companies?
Ownership and stakeholder involvement Structures for stakeholder engagement Identifying and participating in existing engagement structures makes it easier for companies to broadly consult stakeholders • Does the government host stakeholder engagement structures?
• Do companies have access to them?
Program implementation Cross-cutting Regulation Stating and implementing government expectations regarding the design of program governance (e.g., outlining requirements for representation on governance boards or M&E systems) • Do formal policies or legislation exist that regulate program governance?
• If not, do clearly stated informal norms exist of what government expects from companies in this regard?
• In how far are these rules or norms backed up with sanctions to enforce compliance?
Managing by results Results framework Guiding companies in setting up M&E systems • Does the government provide a unified results framework that companies can build on?
Accountability Reporting structures Offering platform for reporting results and creating transparency • Does the government provide a public reporting framework where results can be shared transparently?
Government oversight Accountability through participation in governance structures of individual programs • Does government join governance structures of corporate programs?
Review meetings Providing space for companies to broadly present and discuss results • Does government host regular review meetings where companies can report on progress?