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Budget Oversight

The Budget accountability and oversight programme seeks to influence how the government’s budget addresses the citizen needs and rights. The programme engages with government institutions that shape budget policy and formal and informal opportunities with Civil Society Organizations and citizens to improve the quality of fiscal policies


Budget accountability and oversight programme

The nature of public finance in Kenya operates under the enhanced role of both the National and County Governments espoused in Chapter 12 of the Constitution, Public Finance Management Act, 2013 and the County Governments Act, 2012. The Budget accountability and oversight programme seeks to influence how the government’s budget addresses...

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Underachieving economic growth grim forecast for future Easter spending

‘Had the economic growth rate projections been realistic at the beginning of the financial year, the revenue projections would have been firmed up and perhaps there would be no need to amend the expenditure estimates by large margins leading to poor budget implementation’

According to...

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Where transfers are highly unpredictable, sub national governments become almost useless 2015

  • June 04, 2015
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The Public Finance Management Act is very deliberate in its timing of the Kenya planning and budgeting process. The Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) says that the Division of Revenue (DOR) should be approved at least two months before the end of the financial year. This should be by...

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2015 budget policy a brazen attempt to kill devolution

  • February 12, 2015
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Two years of Kenya’s experiment with a devolved system of government has left ordinary citizens with varied experiences that could only be expected to become entrenched in the coming period.

The 2013 launch of county governments was the product of the struggle to decentralise power that dates...

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