Roll Over: Budget Credibility in Kenya’s Counties

December 2019 | By Jason Lakin and John Kinuthia

To what extent do county governments in Kenya deliver on their budget promises? Which sectors of the budget tend to be spent as budgeted, and which tend to receive more or less than what was allocated? What patterns do we observe across different counties, and to what extent can we identify common factors that relate to credibility? This paper dives deep into these questions, mainly with respect to the composition of the budget, though also examining overall revenue and expenditure. 

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Roll Over: Budget Credibility in Kenya’s Counties