IBP Kenya Partner Work
PesaCheck 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
Elgeyo 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:
- Summary of Survey Findings
- Highlights from Public Deliberation
- Elgeyo Marakwet County Service Data
- Kerio Center’s Bill for an Act of the County Assembly of Elgeyo/Marakwet to amend the County Equitable Development Act 2014
The deliberations were filmed and the films used to transmit public views to the county assembly. Watch videos on YouTube:
- 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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Kerio Center for Community Development and Human Rights
- The Quality of Budget Process and Decisions: An Outside Perspective and Observations on the Budget Decision Making Process in Kenya’s North Rift Region (Presentation, January 2016)
This presentation from the January 2016 North Rift Regional Meeting of Key Actors in the County Budget Process looks at examples of the budget decision making process from counties in Kenya’s North Rift region, focusing on how justifications given for decisions made affected the subsequent budget process stage.
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- Joint Non State Actors Memorandum to Uasin Gishu County Assembly (March 2016)
This memorandum, prepared by North Rift Women’s Voices, Transparency International, National Council of Churches, Kenya Transparency Network, Uasin Gishu Youth Bunge, Rural Women Peace Link, and Kerio Center for Community Development and Human Rights, discusses issues and areas of the the Uasin Gishu County Fiscal Strategy Paper 2016 that require the attention of the county assembly.
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Kenya Aids NGO Network (KANCO)
IBP 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.
- Allow Level 5 Hospitals to retain and manage their Facility Improvement Fund collections (September 2015)
- The Kiambu Model: How county legislation can support Health financing for Level 5 hospitals (September 2015)
- Parliament must provide more oversight of Conditional Grant to Level 5 Hospitals (September 2015)