accountability

Women small scale farmers in Kenya are the backbone of Agricultural Production. Photo by Eyeris Communication.
It was not a particularly brilliant day, but the sun was out just enough to stir the gloom of a cloudy day in Sagana, Kenya. Oxfam in Kenya and the Institute for Public Finance-Kenya had invited about thirty women from across the country to attend a training on the budget-making process and gender-...
Residents walk under trees in Turkana, a remote region in western Kenya undergoing major oil exploration and extraction (Kieran Doherty / Oxfam Great Britain).
Nairobi, Kenya 25th September - Oxfam in Kenya has launched the Kenya Case Study on Petroleum Cost Auditing. The case study is part of an Oxfam report - 'Examining The Crude Details: Government Audits of Oil and Gas Project Costs to Maximize Revenues'. The report comes at a time when Kenya is...
Absent a pipeline, oil in Kenya is moved by trucks in a costly transport scheme.
The petroleum sector offers governments huge potential revenues that could be invested in poverty alleviation and inequality reduction, but those revenues must first be collected. Taxes are levied on profits, but companies may seek to reduce their taxes by deducting ineligible or exaggerated costs...
Jalinga Nyakaa sitted inside at her hut.
Reverence for the elders is the one thing that you expect to find in any corner of the African continent; and such is the case of elders in the Turkana community that form a vital structure for decision making on any issues affecting the community. However, there is a gender imbalance as women are...
Rebecca Ndeto,Kawangware,Nairobi Kenya.Photo credit:Eyeris Communications
Accountability a voice for the people.
Rebecca at her kiosk
Programme Information The informal sector in Kenya plays a significant role in the economy and is said to account for close to 50% of GDP. The Government of Kenya has been seeking ways to broaden the tax base and consequently net in those operating in the informal economy. However, there are still...
Martha serving lunch
Programme Information The informal sector in Kenya plays a significant role in the economy and is said to account for close to 50% of GDP. The Government of Kenya has been seeking ways to broaden the tax base and consequently net in those operating in the informal economy.However, there are still...
Programme Information The informal sector in Kenya plays a significant role in the economy and is said to account for close to 50% of GDP. The Government of Kenya has been seeking ways to broaden the tax base and consequently net in those operating in the informal economy.However, there are still...
Peris outside her tailoring shop.
Oxfam and partners, SITE Enterprise Promotion and NOPE Institute through funding from the EU implemented a women rights project aimed at;promoting the livelihoods,social inclusion of vulnerable female domestic workers and female small-scale traders. Also enhanced the social-economic empowerment of...
Photo Credit/Blandina Bobson
Travails of the Turkana living with oil on their land I spent a week in Turkana. A most depressing week on the vast, parched and barren Turkana land. Arriving in Turkana, there are no illusions- it is a harsh place, intolerably hot with little vegetative cover. And yet, this land, most barren-...

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