About IPF-Kenya

Who are we?

The Institute of Public Finance (IPF-Kenya) is an independent non profit think tank based in Nairobi, that aspires to further ideas of open Public Finance Management systems through research, trainings and capacity strengthening. IPF-Kenya areas of focus are PFM and Health, PFM and Education, PFM and Agriculture PFM and Trade and overall transparency and accountability of the PFM sector.

IPF-Kenya is keen to establish successful partnerships with PFM stakeholders both on the demand and supply side by focusing on fairness and equity at the County and National levels of government. The institute continues to generate evidence through research to inform its advocacy work.


The vision of IPFK is to be a think tank that delivers unquestionable evidence for Public Finance Management policy and action


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

Our Strategic Focus: TAP 2021-23

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

2.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.

3.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

4.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 national level

5.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.

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

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