Promoting Fiscal accountability Through Gender responsive budgeting. (Engendering budget
Devolution in Kenya provides citizens with an opportunity of enjoying public services closer to their homes by creation of County governments as an independent and complementary level of government to the National Government. The Constitution provides for gender equality in the Bill of rights as well as equitable sharing of government resources. Gender responsive budgeting is an application of gender mainstreaming in the budgetary process. It subsumes a gender-based assessment of budgets, incorporation of a gender perspective at all levels of the budgetary process and restructuring revenues and expenditures to promote gender equality. This is a one-year project implemented in Migori county and Bungoma county. The project targets women, youths, the marginalized communities of Mount Elgon in Bungoma county and Kuria of Migori county respectively, county executives and the county assembly
- Promoting transparency, accountability, predictability and participation in budget making at the devolve government.
- Increasing accountability and accelerating the implementation of commitments to gender equality and human rights.
- Increases the effectiveness of both policies and programs by assessing whether the stated objectives are achieved;
- Increasing citizens knowledge and awareness on devolved governance.