What we do

Capacity Building and Advocacy

We offer training on various aspects of PFM and governance in our efforts to build a community practice. In to foster collaboration and strengthen advocacy, we improve the capacity of civil society and citizens to engage and advocate for better budgets and policies that advance the responsiveness of public services.

We train civil society and organized groups of citizens to improve research and analytical skills, communication and advocacy,  and strengthen the understanding of the values and principles of public financial management (PFM) and participatory governance.

Recent works and results

Memo: Analysis and recommendations on the 3rd Generation Revenue Sharing formula
Background

The proposed third generation formula is comparatively measurable and represent an effort towards transparent and equitable criteria for sharing resources among county governments. 

Summary

In this submission, we acknowledged and applauded the commission’s efforts for the notable progress made towards aligning the revenue sharing to functions in line with the principle that resources follow functions. Then made a presentation of in-depth analysis of the proposed formula, comments and notable issues of concerns.

Find details of the memo here: CIOG Kenya_Submission_Analysis and Recommednations – 3rd Gen CRA Formula_Jan 28

Submission: The DOR (National Assembly Bill No. 3 of 2020)
Background

In response to invitation for submissions regarding the Division of Revenue Bill 2020, OGI Kenya made a submission with comments and input on the bill. 

Summary

In our submission, we made the following arguments:

  1. The basis for freezing county revenue growth in 2020/21 is contradictory. In part of the bill, the revenue is projected to increase while revenue underperformance is given as a reason to retain the share of revenue going to counties;
  2. At the minimum county government should have the ability to meet their statutory obligations under the fourth schedule of the constitution. The bill should take into account inflations and statutory annual salary increment;
  3. We recommended that National government should bear the cost for medical leasing equipment. This will reduce the pressure on the revenue share going to counties. 

Find details of the submission here: OGI Kenya – Input, Comments to DoRB 2020

Submission: COVID-1- ERF PFM Regulations
Background

The national treasury invited the public to provide input to the PFM Regulations that established the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund (ERF). This was commendable of National Treasury. 

Summary

In this submission, our main argument was that the regulations should have two-parts emergency response. On part focused on direct response to the pandemic and the other to be a general responses targeted at economic recovery from the effects of the pandemic on the economy. Greater details can be found form the submission here: OGI Kenya_Input and Comment to COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Draft Regulations