The Miti Mingi Maisha Bora Programme (Inception Phase, 2007-2009) was the main instrument supporting the forest sector reform process in Kenya. The overall objective of the programme was increased contribution of forests to economic recovery and poverty alleviation on environmentally and socially sustainable basis. The reform process is at a critical juncture. KFS was positioning as a centre of excellence with regional structures starting to emerge; a new Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife was established; a 10 year logging ban nearly removed; and political commitment on forestry in the Mau Forest reached very high levels. The Forestry Transaction Advisor (FTA) supported the institutional change process since 2007. This input followed on from the design work undertaken in 2008 for the MMMB 5-year programme (Implementation Phase, 2009-2014). The FTA assiste with operational procedures for Forest Conservation Committees; the development of the Board position on the conservation of the Mau Forest Complex; preparation of timber licencing pre-qualification and bidding procedures; strategic planning support to the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife; and general support to the Board.