Kenya

Kenya’s 2019/20 budget and the big four agenda: a pro poor analysis

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This paper, written by Dr Miriam Omolo, with support from DI’s Boniface Owino, provides a detailed analysis of the government of Kenya’s budget for the 2019/20 financial year, and analyses how it might impact the poorest people. The analysis focuses on resource allocations to the big four development agenda priority areas – universal healthcare, affordable housing, manufacturing […]


Tracking subnational government investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation in Kenya

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Kenya is disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and investments in climate change in Kenya are integral in supporting the transition to a low carbon and climate-resilient development regime. County governments, as the first point of contact with climate-affected populations, play a pivotal role in managing climate change investment in Kenya. This report […]


Tracking subnational government investments in disaster risk reduction in Kenya

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Kenya is prone to natural and human inflicted hazards, including floods, drought, epidemics, conflict and fires. Losses resulting from these disasters can be economic, environmental and social, and reduce the coping abilities of the affected population and increase vulnerability to recurring disasters. Tracking subnational government investments in disaster risk reduction in Kenya is essential to minimise losses […]


Enhancing access to safe water and improved sanitation services in Kenya

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Adequate access to safe water and improved sanitation services is central to achievement of better health and wellbeing of Kenya’s population. These services facilitate prevention of waterborne diseases which in turn may reduce mortality rates and health expenditure. Adequate availability of water is also critical for sustainable economic growth and reduction of poverty – currently […]


Strengthening subnational government own-source revenue mobilisation in Kenya

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A sound revenue system for subnational governments is a critical prerequisite for the success of fiscal decentralisation in Kenya. Adequate mobilisation of own-source revenue (OSR) – income generated by subnational governments from local sources in the form of taxes, charges and fees – is key to improved provision of various public goods and services to […]


Africa Office to host SDGs Kenya Forum

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The SDGs Kenya Forum and Development Initiatives (DI) have agreed that the forum’s secretariat, including National Coordinator Ms Florence Syevuo, will be hosted in DI’s Nairobi offices throughout 2018. This partnership, which is expected to lead to even deeper collaboration between both organisations, will support forum members’ work around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – […]


Pro-poor analysis of Kenya’s 2018/19 budget estimates

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The 2018/19 Kenya budget is an opportunity to understand how the government intends to allocate resources to its development priorities, and therefore contribute to a reduction in poverty and ensure no one is left behind. If the needs of the poorest people are not well targeted by government resources, if insufficient tax is raised (or raised […]


What do the 2018/2019 national budget estimates mean for Kenya's poorest households?

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As Kenya prepares for the budget reading tomorrow, Development Initiatives has published a new report: Pro-poor analysis of Kenya’s 2018/19 budget estimates: what do the numbers tell us? The Kenya national budget for 2018/19 is an opportunity to understand how the government intends to allocate resources to its development priorities; contributing to a reduction in poverty and […]


The needs of Kenyans by county: exploring the latest poverty data

Poverty

The devolution of powers from Kenya’s central government to its 47 counties has been a policy priority in the country since 2013 when the counties were established. One of the central elements behind this push was the localisation of development activities behind poverty eradication. Five years later, the country is taking stock of what changes […]


Is Elgeyo Marakwet County allocating resources to the health sector according to its health needs?

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Matching available public resources to citizens’ needs – such as health – is critical to improving development outcomes and reducing poverty. And to allocate resources effectively, access to timely, accurate and disaggregated data on needs is key. Such data equips decision-makers to prepare effective development plans to guide provision of public services. Quality data is […]