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11 Jun
public-debt
Uhuru’s legacy remains one of implementing the largest public debt budgets ever
Category: Blog
By John Nyangi, Today’s budget reading as we go into Uhuru Kenyatta’s final year as President, threatens his legacy of leaving a united country as envisioned in the March 2018 h...
12 Aug
Bank
WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN THE GOVERNMENT BORROWS FROM THE LOCAL COMMERCIAL BANKS?
Category: Blog, PFM Briefs, Research
This brief presents analyses of Kenya’s domestic debt that is held by commercial banks, especially the top-performing domestic commercial banks in the country. The research adop...
12 Aug
Assembly
ONLY MORE REVENUE WILL BREAK STALEMATE
Category: Blog
The senators return to the senate for a record eighth time on Tuesday August 11, 2020 to try and reach an agreement on the contentious third basis for sharing revenue among the ...
18 May
Donor
Curb dependence on donor support for health programmes
Category: Blog
The earliest countries to experience large-scale community transmission of COVID-19, such as China, Iran, Italy and Spain, offered incontrovertible proof that the pandemic requi...
15 May
Budget Reading
Highlights of the Finance Bill 2020
Category: Blog
The Government of Kenya intends to finance the FY 2020/21 budget through two main sources; taxes and public debt. The Finance Bill 2020 outlines the revenue raising measures tha...
25 Apr
Baringo-County-Assembly-offices
Why we need genuine budget offices in our county assemblies?
Category: Blog
The principle behind legislative oversight of executive activity is to ensure that public policy is administered in accordance with legislative intent, and by inference, the cit...
25 Apr
budgets
Budget documents availability in the East Africa region has deteriorated
Category: Blog
Transparency and accountability by governments in spending helps to check corruption, promote fiscal responsibility and allows for greater and more meaningful participation by c...
25 Apr
Public_participation- CBEF
County Budget and Economic Forum (CBEF), Are they the only legal mechanism of public participation at the county level?
Category: Blog
If there is any one phrase that has been mentioned over and over in this country since the promulgation of the new constitution, it is the phrase public participation. Across th...
25 Apr
Budget Reading
Are County Governments Planning for the Financial Year 2018/2019?
Category: Blog
The just concluded general elections in Kenya on 8th August 2017, threw the budget process in a spin at the county level. While section 126 of the Public Finance Management Act,...
25 Apr
Assembly
For devolution to succeed, County assembly budget resolutions must be respected.
Category: Blog
In February this year, counties submitted to their respective assemblies the fiscal strategy papers which have been used to finalize the development of the executive budget esti...