A public expenditure tracking survey (PETS) is an instrument developed by the World Bank, to determine how much of the allocated budget reaches its intended implementing unit. It helps reveal what percentage of the allocated resource is deployed to the intended beneficiary and determines the measure of unaccounted resources along the way, if any. It should be noted however, unaccounted resources as measured by PETS does not automatically point to corruption. Often times, it reflects a reallocation of funds for activities that are considered priority at the

Yes and no. There are some counties that have the potential to raise a significant amount of own-source revenues, and others that have a limited ability to do so. The question raised by this blog post is an important one, since most counties are highly dependent on the equitable share,and have twice now been left in limbo following squabbles over the equitable share. The only revenues that counties have full control over are their own

Seven years ago, Kenyans had all reasons to be expectant when the 47 devolved governments were ushered in through the 2010 Constitution. This devolution created an era identified by ambitious pledges to bridge the development gap between the well-off and the poor areas. To support these inclusive development campaigns, well-timed resource mobilization strategies were set up to raise resources for the effective delivery of devolution. Over the years, budget implementation reports by the Office of

The effect of COVID-19 has adversely affected the provision of key services by the government. In the health sector, the pandemic has exacerbated the historical challenges affecting the sector including insufficient health budget, weak relation between the medical personnel and the county government, insufficient medical supplies and poor health infrastructure among others. Universal Health Care (UHC) was rolled out to all counties in January this year after a pilot was conducted in 4 counties in

The accumulation of pending bills has raised concerns in the recent past, with the President calling for a special audit to be done by the Office of Auditor General (OAG). Reports from the Office of Controller of Budget (OCoB) 2012/13 and 2013/14 show that pending bills, together with debt repayment, amounted to Kshs. 1.7 billion and Kshs. 3.7 billion respectively.  A pending bill is an unsettled financial obligation at the end of a financial year.