Kenya government budget documents

In the annual government budget cycle, there are a number of different documents that are completed. These include: Annual Development Plan (counties), Budget Review and Outlook Paper (BROP) for both counties and national government, Budget Policy statement or Fiscal Strategy Paper (Both counties and national government) Executive Budget Proposal (both counties and national government), quarterly, mid-year and annual report and the audit reports. Other documents relevant to the budget process include the debt management strategy paper and the County Integrated Development Plan.

Accessing these documents is key to an informed citizenry and this is what this portal seeks to do....to open all these documents to the Kenyan public.

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“The public needs access to budget information and opportunities to participate throughout the budget process. Coupled with oversight by legislatures and audit institutions this contributes to a more accountable use of public money” Warren Krafchik, IBP Executive Director... “Kenya is entering a new era of public financial management. The government at all levels should bolster its ongoing efforts to improve information access so that the new system can function transparently and effectively” Jason Lakin, Country Manager Kenya at International Budget Partnership - ‎International Budget Partnership... “Accurate, timely, disaggregated and accessible data are essential for governments to deliver services efficiently, fairly and transparently” Speech by H.E. Hon. William Ruto, EGH, and Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya on the occasion of the national forum on harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development. Laico regency, 28th august, 2015... “Data for measurement, evidence, decision-making, reporting, planning, accountability, management, monitoring, good governance, resource allocation, and strategic intervention should be the corner-stone for the adoption and fulfillment of SDGs and the global data revolution agenda.- ” Speech by H.E. Hon. William Ruto, EGH, and Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya on the occasion of the national forum on harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development. Laico regency, 28th august, 2015... “July 10th, 2011 Kenya announced the launch of the country’s Open Data Portal which included - first African country to do so - access in soft copy to a dataset presenting the entirety of expenditures carried out by all levels of government at the item level” World Bank Institute ... “The creation of the Open Data Portal in Kenya was a monumental step for Open Data advocates globally, as the portal released to the public information that was previously available only to decision-makers. The Open Data Portal brought its transparency policy in line with its new Constitution and with the Kenya Vision 2030, which outlines what every county in Kenya must achieve middle-income status by 2030” World Bank Institute ... “Open government data is important because the more accessible, discoverable, and usable data is, the more impact it can have” data.gov ... “Open data is data that anyone can access, use and share. For data to be considered ‘open’, it must be published in an accessible format, with a license that permits anyone to access, use and share it. ” theodi.org ...

1. National budget documents

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2. County budget documents

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