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The Institute of Public Finance WELCOME TO (IPF)

About Us

The Institute of Public Finance (IPF) is an independent, non-political, and non-religious think tank based in Nairobi, which aspires to further the ideas of open Public Finance Management systems through research, trainings, and capacity strengthening.

Our Values

  • People: We embrace diversity and treat our employees, our associates, our clients and all our partners with professionalism, dignity, and respect.
  • Integrity: Our business affairs will always be conducted in accordance with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws.
  • Courage: We seize available opportunities and take responsibility for our content and opinions.
  • Relevant: We are creative, relevant, and responsive in the public finance management space.

To be a think tank that delivers unquestionable evidence for Public Finance Management policy and action


Provide quality advice and engagement to enhance equity, responsiveness and Transparency, Accountability and Participation (TAP) of Public Finance Management systems.


Formal Participation in the Budget Process

Strengthening formal participation in county budgeting through the County Budget and Economic Forums (CBEF) to ensure greater legitimacy of the formal budget process.

Oversight and Accountability

Strengthening oversight/accountability stakeholders, such the Office of the Controller of Budget (CoB), Parliament Budget Office (PBO) and the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) so that they are better able to hold the executive to account.

PFM Fellowship

Initiation and rollout of a PFM fellowship program to build a deep pool of resources that can support public financial management, particularly at county level

PFM Reforms

Continuous mobilization of citizens and other stakeholders to engage on PFM reforms with a focus on service delivery to ensure that resource allocation is targeted at the county and focus on national level

Opening the Dark Corners of the Budget

Opening up the dark corners of the budget, particularly those related to state owned enterprises, contingent liabilities, and debt, to ensure greater public debate and oversight of PFM decision-making in these areas.

Flagship Analytic Products

Promotion of alternative approaches to development through generation of flagship analytic products, such as the annual Shadow Budget and the annual Fiscal Analytic brief.

In focus

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