Archived IBP Kenya Partner Work
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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View Notes and Comments from the meeting »
- 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)
- Memorandum to the County Assembly of Uasin Gishu (June 2015)
This memorandum, developed by Bunge La Wenye Nchi with support from Kerio Center for Community Development and Human Rights, discusses gaps and weaknesses in the budget estimate for 2015/16. See also Annex Three, Annex Four, and Annex Five for additional information. Read the report from the Budgets and Appropriations Committee to see some of the adopted recommendations following the review of the budget estimates and memorandum.
- Memorandum to the Kwale County Assembly Budget and Appropriations Committee (June 2015)
- Memorandum to the Senate Committee on the Public Finance Management Act Regulations (April 2015)
- Non-State Actor’s Participation in Planning and Budgeting in Elgeyo Marakwet County (June 2015)
- Non-State Actors’ Issues and Comments on Uasin Gishu County Budget Implementation for 2013/14 (April 2015)
- Non-State Actor’s Participation in Planning and Budgeting in Elgeyo Marakwet County (March 2015)
- Analysis of the Uasin Gishu County Fiscal Strategic Paper (May 2014)
- How Does Citizen Participation Impact Decentralized Service Delivery? Lessons from the Kenya Local Authority Service Delivery Action Plan (LASDAP, 2002-2010) (April 2014)
- Statement to the Senate and National Assembly on the Division of Revenue Bill 2014 (March 2014)
- Comments on the Uasin Gishu County Fiscal Strategic Paper (February 2014)