Simplifying the County Budget Making Process

Photo Credit: Jeremy Mutiso
Paper publication date: 
Monday, June 4, 2018

The 2010 Kenya constitution makes provision for Public participation in the budget-making process to ensure the taxpayers priorities are reflected in the final budgets. Citizens are invited to give their proposals in writing or participate in actual discussion meetings. However, there has been low uptake of public participation for various reasons including lack or limited information on how, where and when to participate. To address this gap, Oxfam and national and local partners have been working to educate and influence citizens to participate in the budget process and to hold their duty bearers to account around domestic resource mobilization, allocation and utilization to essential services. Oxfam and partners developed simplified materials to influence and inspire citizens to be more involved in this process through meaningful participation that ensures their priorities are reflected in the budgets. 

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