The National Economic and Social Council (NESC) was set up under the Office of the President through Gazette notice No. 7699 of September, 2004. It is Kenya’s top advisory body to the Government on policies required to accelerate social and economic development of the country. The establishment of the Council can be traced back to the Economic Recovery Strategy (ERS) For Wealth and Employment Creation 2003 – 2007.
H.E. The President with members of the 3rd NESC during the 30th NESC Meeting at Kenyatta International Conference Center on Friday, 26th October to Saturday 27th October 2012
Mandate of NESC
NESC is mandated to identify and discuss Policy issues with a view to providing feasible recommendations to the Cabinet in respect of the prevailing and prospective circumstances and fast-tracking delivery of targeted performance results. The Council is also mandated to monitor and assess whether current government programmes, activities have existing gaps. As an advisory body, the Council recommends by means of Cabinet Memos to the Cabinet policies that deliver social equity, growth, wealth and employment creation. The Gazette Notice No. 7699 of 2004 set out the role and functions of the Council as provided below.