By Jan 28, 2016
The Budget Review and Outlook Paper (BROP) is a Kenya budget document that must be produced by both national and county governments every year to provide a review of budget performance from the most recent financial year and updated expectations and recommendations for the coming financial year. In this analysis, IBP Kenya’s John Kinuthia and Jason Lakin examine Kenya’s 2015 National Budget Review and Outlook Paper.
By Jan 19, 2016
Part of a series on how to read and use Kenya’s key national and county budget documents, this guide examines the Budget Review and Outlook Paper (BROP), a document that must be produced by both national and county governments every year, using Kenya’s 2015 National Budget Review and Outlook Paper as an example.
By Dec 15, 2015
This guide presents CSOs and other interested readers with information and tools to help monitor public procurement in South Africa. The assumption is that robust oversight will ultimately improve service delivery, reduce corruption, and strengthen public participation.
By Dec 08, 2015
This publication provides detailed guidance on how to implement the Thematic Budget and is intended for use by social movements and organizations interested in using public budget monitoring as a social participation and advocacy tool.
By Dec 01, 2015
This case study recounts how a coalition of civil society organizations coalesced around the goal of bolstering staff at health facilities in Uganda, enlisting the support of key parliamentarians and government officials to win new funding for the sector.
By Dec 01, 2015
This case study recounts how the White Ribbon Alliance Uganda has pursued a multi-pronged strategy to win greater and more effective spending on maternal health.
By Dec 01, 2015
This case study recounts how White Ribbon Alliance Tanzania achieved both successes and setbacks in its campaign to win more funding for emergency maternal healthcare at local clinics.
By Nov 23, 2015
County Budget and Economic Forums (CBEFs) are a key institution for engaging the public in budgeting and economic development at the county level in Kenya. This Paper looks at how CBEFs in four counties – Kericho, Kwale, Kisumu and Taita Taveta – are working. It assesses whether they are fulfilling their public participation mandate and provides a set recommendations for improving their operations that is relevant for all Kenyan counties.
Nov 19, 2015
The 2010 constitution changed the way that public money moves from the national to the ward level and below in Kenya. In this review, the authors explain in simple language the main ways in which public money moves through the system.
By Nov 19, 2015
This is a guide for community activists and organized civil society interested in conducting social audits in South Africa. It aims to help these groups think about, conduct, and reflect on social audits. The guide may also be of use to other stakeholders (such as government) that want to better understand a process they may be requested to participate in.