This page highlights work by IBP Kenya partners who work at the national and county level to address issues related to budget transparency and public participation in budgeting.

2017

PesaCheck

pesacheck for public finance fact checkingPesaCheck is a joint initiative of Code for Africa, through its local Code for Kenya chapter, and the International Budget Partnership (Kenya), in partnership with a coalition of local media organisations, with additional support from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). In this article, Leo Mutuku writes about key lessons learned working as a PesaCheck fellow.
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Kerio Center for Community Development and Human Rights: Elgeyo Marakwet County Equitable Development Amendment Bill Submission

kerio-centreElgeyo Marakwet was one of the first counties in Kenya to acknowledge the need for a rational and equitable approach to sharing resources at the county level, which led to the passage of the Equitable Development Act (EDA), 2015. In 2016, the county government realised that the revenue sharing formula in the EDA could be improved by focusing more on equity than equality. To obtain and include public views in the amendment of the EDA, the county and IBP Kenya partner Kerio Center for Community Development and Human Rights conducted a study focused on establishing the views of the public on the fairness of the EDA, and their thoughts on how the EDA should revised.

The study incorporated data from 45 survey responses from across the county’s 20 wards. One of the key findings of the study was that information plays a key role in the public’s judgment of public policies: the more informed the public is, and the more they understand the rationale behind and working of public policies on resource distribution, the better they are able to assess fairness. Download materials below:

The deliberations were filmed and the films used to transmit public views to the county assembly. Watch videos on YouTube:


Joint Memorandum
  • Memorandum on Kenya Budget Estimates 2017/18 (March 2017)
    Before Kenya’s Budget Estimates are tabled in Parliament each year, IBP Kenya brings together stakeholders from various constituencies to review and analyze them. In 2017, in partnership with Oxfam in Kenya and the Parliamentary Initiatives Network, IBP Kenya facilitated a day-long review session for civil society organizations culminating in the submission of a memorandum to the senate and national assembly on civil society’s views of the FY 2017/18 Budget Estimates.
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2016

Kerio Center for Community Development and Human Rights

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2015

Kenya Aids NGO Network (KANCO)

KANCO logoIBP Kenya supported the Kenya Aids NGO Network (KANCO), a network of health-focused NGOs, to conduct research on the status of financing for Level 5 hospitals in Kenya. The following three research briefs highlight some key issues and challenges identified and the advocacy messages targeted to improve the status of these hospitals.​

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