This report uses the first quarter of 2020/21 National Treasury’s Quarterly Economic and Budgetary Review (QEBR) Reports and Office of the Controller of Budget’s Quarter Budget Implementation and Review (BIRR) Reports to assess the budget performance of by the national government of Kenya against its own targets. In addition, the brief seeks to highlight key implementation challenges and gaps and proposes corrective measures.
This fact sheet focuses on the first quarter of 2020/21 fiscal year and presents some key facts in response to the following four questions: What are the underlying macroeconomic conditions for the quarter? Is the national government budget implemented as approved and if not, what are the differences? What are the implications of this on service delivery and accountability to citizens? What factors are the causes of the national government’s inability to utilize their budgetary provisions? and What are the corrective measures towards improving budget execution?