Policy Research and Budgeting

Participatory budgeting and public participation is currently being embraced by citizens and
governments around the world, and is a prerequisite under the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the
Public Finance Management Act.
Hakijamii  has been at the forefront in linking resource allocation to realization of economic, social and cultural rights in Kenya. Failure to participate in the budget-making process means that one may miss out on opportunities to influence increased access to basic services.
Under policy research, we have been at the forefront in advocating for equity in resource allocation. It has been a common practice for the counties (sub-national level of governance in Kenya) to share resources equally among all the wards. For instance, in this case, the Ward Development Fund. This has been the case despite the great disparity in resource endowment across the wards. In collaboration with our partners, we have been pushing for amendments to the various legislation used for resource allocation to ensure that the principle of equity is observed. In addition to that, Hakijamii has been pushing for increased transparency and openness in public finance.
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Kisumu County Executive Audit Reports
Memorandum on the draft CIDP plan 2018-2022
Budgeting in Kwale & Its Impact on the Realization of Socio-Economic Rights 
Gender Responsive Budgeting
Barriers & Facilitators of Citizen Participation Governance Process in Nairobi County
Budget Analysis 2017-18
Treasury Single Account
Review of Kwale County Fiscal Straegy Paper 2017
Environment – Energy and Water Sector
 Budget Estimates Agriculture, Rural and Urban Development Fiscal FY 2016/17
The Nairobi City County Performance Based Budget
Urban Renewal and Housing Budget 2016  NCC
County-Public-Participation
Nairobi Community Groups Input into the CFSP 2016
Budget Memo 2016
Opaque budget
Land-Sector-Report
Nairobi Budget for FY 2015-2016
Memoranda & Public Hearing of the Budget Estimates FY 2015/16
Kakamega County Budget 2015
Practical Citizen Participation in the Budget Process at County Level
Division of Revenue Bill 2016 Senate Submission
Citizen participation booklet revised