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You check the project by observing whether resources are being used prudently, by assessing whether activities are being carried out properly, and by ascertaining whether the management style is appropriate. Citizens should physically visit the project and ask those working on it any questions they feel are unanswered, such as those on procurement of materials, […]

You can check the activities, achievements, objectives, results or purposes of a project, as well as its impact on the lives of the people and completeness of the whole process

You check on utilization of funds through regular observation and recording of changes taking place in a project or programme that is budgeted for. This is the process of routinely and continuously gathering information on all aspects of the project. This involves taking a critical look at the progress in a project in order to […]

Yes. It is your right as a citizen to know how public funds have been utilised. In recognition of this, the Constitution provides for public participation in Budget formulation and implementation. The public should check to ensure that the Government is undertaking the activities outlined in the Budget. Where there is a failure by the […]

We monitor to achieve the following goals; • Improve performance • Enhance ownership and stakeholder performance • Achieve evidence based policy and make decisions • Help formulate and justify budget requests through allocation of resources • Promote credibility and public confidence • Support capacity development • Help keep projects and programs on track. • Assessing […]

The following issues may be monitored: 1. Policies, Procedures and Legal frameworks 2. Strategies e.g. stakeholder participation 3. Projects/programs 4. Financial Monitoring 5. Institutional Capacity 6. Governance and leadership

Monitoring is an on going process by citizens, and other stakeholders in which they obtain regular feedback on progress being made towards achieving the goals and objectives of certain projects to their satisfaction. It is a learning process, which entails determination of progress of projects/programs where they learn lessons on the best practice for future […]

Yes. A County can only spend money on those functions that have been devolved, which include agriculture, County health services, trade and development regulations, and pollution control, among other devolved functions. Citizens can consult the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution to determine which functions counties are responsible for, and which National Government is responsible for, […]

When we talk about priority areas, we generally mean the sectors that have received the highest allocations (most money). This is one way of understanding choices and relative priorities. However, not all areas are equally expensive. For example, if one consideres international benchmarking for different sectors, education is usually more expensive than health, health more […]

During public hearings on the Budget, the County Executive presents Budget estimates, and comments are invited from participants. The suggestions from the public may be used to improve the Budget. This should ideally result in the adjustment of expenditure ceilings or allocations set by the Executive. After the public hearings, views are consolidated and a […]

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