Bulletins and Briefs ( 185 Found )


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Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Poverty and Economic Challenges: Policy Gaps Analysis

Author(s): IEA Kenya,

Theme: Economic Policy,

About 1 out of 3 people in Kenya live below the international poverty line. The poverty rate has reduced
over the past decade from 45.2% in 2005/06 to 36.1% in 2015/16 despite shocks to consumption
following the slowdown of growth in 2008. The quest to eradicate poverty has been incorporated in
various policies since Kenya’s independence with the government launching its Big 4 Agenda aimed
at accelerating poverty reduction and drive inclusive growth. Kenya’s development efforts are built on
‘Vision 2030’, the nation’s foundational development plan.



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Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Poverty and Economic Challenges in Kenya

Author(s): IEA Kenya,

Theme: Economic Policy,

Kenya’s economy is a leader in eastern Africa, growing at about 6.3% in 2018. Despite the fact that Kenya is considered an economic leader in eastern Africa, the World Poverty Clock states that about 8.6% of Kenyans are living in extreme poverty consuming less than $1.90 per day. The poverty escape rate is recorded at 0.8 people per minute compared to the targeted rate of 1.5 people per minute. At the current pace of poverty reduction, about one percentage point per year, Kenya cannot eradicate poverty by 2030, as shown by data in the Kenya Economic Update 2018.



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Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Cryptocurrencies in Kenya

Author(s): Stephen Jairo,

Theme: General,

There exist numerous discussions as pertains to the usage, uptake, and the regulatory framework in place to govern cryptocurrencies in Kenya. Firstly, the basic information as to what cryptocurrencies are is an issue that needs more public education. Secondly, how it is used and how it has been embraced by users both in Kenya, across the region and worldwide should be brought to the fore, and thirdly, what kind of framework the regulator – the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), has put in place to govern these types of currencies, and what it portends for its users in the country and beyond.



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Thu, Oct 24, 2019

Elgeyo Marakwet County: Alternative Budget Memo on Sanitation 2020/21

Author(s): IEA Kenya,

Theme: General,

The budget memo contains budget proposals from the pre-budget forum held on 22nd August 2019 at Elgon Valley resort as well as key findings from some social audit work that was done by CSO network in various health facilities in the county. The comprehensive audit report was presented to county officials in charge of public health on 09/07/2019 at Iten Youth Polytechnic in the presence of IEA Officers. The proposals submitted is in line with the CIDP and Medium Terms Expenditure Framework (MTEF) sectors largely based on their feasibility.

The Budget Memo seeks to influence county government decisions and help civil societies to develop viable alternatives to government policy. Equally, it provides a complementary avenue for deepening participatory budgeting given the legal basis for public participation in government planning and budgeting processes.



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Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Homa Bay County: Alternative Budget Memo on Sanitation 2020/21

Author(s): IEA Kenya,

Theme: General,

The budget memo contains budget proposals from the public Sub-County stakeholders who attended the IEA-Kenya pre-budget hearings that took place on Wednesday, 20th August 2019 at Twin Tower Hotel in Homa Bay Town. The proposals submitted were consolidated and synthesized by IEA.

The Budget Memo seeks to influence county government decisions and help civil societies to develop viable alternatives to government policy. Equally, it provides a complementary avenue for deepening participatory budgeting given the legal basis for public participation in government planning and budgeting processes.



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Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Kericho County: Alternative Budget Memo on Sanitation 2020/21

Author(s): IEA Kenya,

Theme: General,

The budget memo contains budget proposals from the pre-budget forum held on Wednesday, 21st August 2019 at Sunshine Hotel in Kericho as well as some key findings from social audit work that was done by CSO network in various health facilities touching on sanitation in the county.

The budget Memo seeks to influence county government decisions and help civil societies to develop viable alternatives to government policy. Equally, it provides a complementary avenue for deepening participatory budgeting given the legal basis for public participation in government planning and budgeting processes.



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Thu, Sep 26, 2019

The Citizen Alternative Budget 2019

Author(s): IEA Kenya,

Theme: Finance,

The Alternative Budget seeks to influence Government decisions and help Civil Society develop viable alternatives to Government policy. Equally, it provides a complementary avenue for deepening participatory budgeting, given the legal basis for public participation in government planning and budgeting processes. As the country transits to a Devolved System of Government, it is envisaged that, through the IEA Pre-Budget Hearings and Citizen Alternative Budget, there is likely to be an increased Civil Society engagement in County Government planning and budgeting.



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Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Budget Guide 2019

Author(s): IEA Kenya,

Theme: Budget,

This analysis of Budget 2019/20 interrogates the extent to which it is aligned to the government’s fiscal consolidation agenda (narrowing budget deficits). In particular, it focuses on big-ticket expenditure items, how the overall budget will be financed and alludes to the overall effect on the “big four” economic plan under implementation by the government for the period from 2018-2022.

In terms of organization, this analysis first presents an overview of the entire budget, then proceeds with expenditure analysis that looks at issues of mandatory spending and what this means to budget flexibility, implications of the public wage bill and a brief on what is expected in terms of sectoral priorities. The final section focuses on how the overall budget will be financed and what this means.

It is expected that this information and analysis will contribute to catalyzing public debate and dialogue on the budget and ignite interest and civil society engagement in monitoring and tracking its implementation as a way of promoting overall transparency and accountability in the use and management of public funds.



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Tue, May 21, 2019

Sanitation Budget Brief : Case of Elgeyo Marakwet, Homa Bay and Kericho county governments

Author(s): IEA Kenya,

Theme: Budget,

This analysis was based on a review of national and county level sanitation policy, plans and budget documents for the period 2014/15 to 2018/19 to establish the extent of prioritization and public investment in sanitation service delivery.

Both from a policy and planning perspective, the national government and indeed the Counties of Elgeyo Marakwet and Kericho are committed to achieving 100% Open Defecation Free (ODF) status and 100 %access to improved sanitation by 2030. However, we found that from a resource perspective the country is not on course as less than 2% of Government budget is channeled to sanitation, roughly 0.3 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and below Ngor Declaration of at least 0.5% of Gross Domestic Product. This implies that as a country public investment is falling short of sanitation policy commitments. In fact, for the period 2017/18 to 2018/19 there was a negative shift in focus by one of the biggest sanitation spenders, the Ministry of Health. This perhaps explains why for the period 2000-2015 national level access to sanitation has generally been low, in fact dropping marginally from 31% to 28%.



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