In Kenya, we spent the past decade supporting civil society actors to arm themselves with budget knowledge, and advocate for equitable and better-quality services. This has led to lasting changes in openness, inclusion and the transparency of budgeting processes.
higher allocation for operations and maintenance for the water sector in Baringo County.
budget champions were trained and became part of a growing network spanning the entire country.
Impacts to date:
Going forward, we will continue working with grassroots organizations and communities to strengthen their capacity and participation in county and national budget processes.
We will help ensure that in public finance spaces, their voices are heard and their recommendations implemented. This will be done through collaborative research, embedded capacity strengthening, continuous learning and advocacy.
Our work is anchored in extensive research and is fully embedded in our work. We will continue to involve our partners and their communities to strengthen their involvement and ultimately improve service delivery.
We supported the Tax Justice Network Africa as it filed historic legal challenges to double taxation agreements using the tax haven of Mauritius, leading to the nullification of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement.
Gathering civil society, TJNA has forced the government to include civil society in treaty-making and how civic actors can use the courts to promote more open, effective and equitable tax processes and systems by forcing reviews of tax treaties and policies.