Bulletins and Briefs ( 204 Found )

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Wed, Mar 9, 2022

Analysis of The 2020/21 (Q4) and 2021/2022 (Q1) Budget Implementation

Author(s): Public Finance Management (PFM)Team,

The national and county government in any fiscal year focuses on raising of resources and spending this resources with the intention of providing efficient services to the citizens. The implementation of the budget at both levels of government requires authorization of release of funds to spending units by the controller of budget in fulfillment of the requirement of the constitution of Kenya under article 228(4) and (6) according to approved budget. Further, the controller of budget is required to share with each house of parliament a report on the implementation of budgets at both levels of governance on a quarterly basis providing an assessment and identifying critical issues hampering effective budget implementation.

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Fri, Feb 18, 2022

Analysis of Quarterly Budget Implementation Reports for the National Government Quarter 4 of FY 2020/2021 and Quarter 1 of FY2021/22

Author(s): Public Finance Management (PFM)Team,

Theme: Budget,

The economy exhibited signs of recovery from the effects of COVID in 2021 with real GDP growth rates of 0.7% between January and March and 10.1% in the final quarter of 2020/21, this was mainly supported by improved performance in education, ICT, transport and storage, health, financial and insurance and manufacturing sectors. The period also exhibited stability in the prices of basic commodities, in September, 2021, the increase in the general price level was 6.9% from 4.2% in a similar period in 2020, a phenomenon that was mainly driven by higher fuel and food prices. However, greater performance would have been achieved had the government responded to the pandemic more effectively.

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Fri, Jan 28, 2022

The Citizen Alternative Budget 2022

Author(s): Raphael Muya,

Theme: Budget,

The Citizen’s Alternative Budget contains budget proposals from the public and private sector stakeholders, who attended the IEA annual pre-budget hearings that took place on 5th and 6th October 2021 virtually. The proposals submitted were consolidated and synthesized by the IEA according to the various Medium Terms Expenditure Framework (MTEF) sectors, largely based on their feasibility, whether they make economic sense and whether they are in line with the national priorities of the government. Furthermore, this alternative budget takes cognisance of the draft budget policy statement 2021/2023 as a pre-budget statement that sets the macroeconomic framework through which the government will prepare the forthcoming budget.

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Mon, Jan 10, 2022

Policy Brief of the Key Audit Findings of the National Government Accounts, 2019/20

Author(s): Darmi Jattani, John Mutua, Noah Wamalwa,

Theme: Accountability, Budget,

The analysis shows in 2019/20, there has been an overall improvement in the way the financial statements were prepared which is attributed to use of IFMIS, guidance by The National Treasury through circulars and issuance of reporting templates to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) by the Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (PSASB). The presentation of the financial statements is however, still below expectations when viewed holistically.

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Fri, Jan 7, 2022

Analysis Of National Government Audit Reports, 2019/20

Author(s): IEA Kenya,

Theme: Budget,

This analysis examines the audit findings reported for the National Government entities with an aim of identifying salient patterns in order to generate insights in order to promote policy discourse. The analysis includes all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), National Funds, Donor Funded Projects and Revenue Statements. The study aims to simply the synthesis and recommend plausible action by the stakeholders among them, The Civil Society Groups, Academia, Members of the legislature, Development Partners and Government Officials.

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Thu, Nov 18, 2021

Submission by IEA-Kenya on the First Draft of the Global Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030

Author(s): Kwame Owino, Leo Kipkogei Kemboi,

Theme: Alcohol Regulation,

There is no doubt that with rising incomes and a young population, Kenya needs to have an updated and effective policy for alcohol production and trade. Domestic policies regarding the production and trade in alcohol are elaborate and have a strong focus on reducing consumption behaviour among the youth and also reducing the availability of alcohol to all populations by restricting advertising and access in general.

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Thu, Nov 18, 2021

Comments on the Judiciary Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) Financial Year 2022/2023-2024/2025

Author(s): Jackline Kagume, Leo Kipkogei Kemboi,

The IEA  proposes the hiring of more judicial officers and expanding court access at the Magistrates Court level. Unless the number of judicial officers meets the case supply, overall case resolution for the filed and pending cases will continue to remain suboptimal.  The hiring of additional judicial officers specifically at the Magistrates Courts should be costed and highlighted under the resource requirement within the MTEF. It should also be indicated as a strategic objective. This information would be key to effective advocacy for more resources.


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Tue, Oct 19, 2021

Second and Third Quarter National Government Budget Performance 2020/21

Author(s): Public Finance Management (PFM)Team,

Theme: Budget,

This report presents an analysis of national government performance in the second and third quarter of 2020/21 by reviewing corresponding National Treasury’s quarterly economic and budgetary review (QEBR) reports and quarterly budget implementation and review (BIRR) Reports by the Office of the Controller of Budget’. This analysis in particular highlights key budget implementation challenges and gaps thereof and consequently proposes corrective measures.


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Fri, Oct 15, 2021

Fact Sheet: Second & Third Quarter National Government Budget Performance 2020/21

Author(s): PFM Team,

Theme: Budget,

This analysis highlights that the budget implementation was negatively affected during the Q2 and Q3 of 2020/21 mainly due to disruptions of economic activities as a result of the enforcement of the containment measures against COVID 19, revenues underperformed; 6.5% lower in Q3 2020/21 compared to the similar period last year. As a share of GDP, revenue declined to 13.5% by Q3 in 2020/21 and as a result of the declining revenues, Kenya faces a high overall risk of debt distress.

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