October 2006 | By the International Budget Partnership
A Guide to Tax Work for NGOs is intended to help demystify revenue policy issues and give civil society budget groups the tools they need to influence revenue policy.
The main audience for the guide is civil society groups that focus on, or want to focus on, applied budget analysis. This would include groups that do not consider themselves to be “budget organizations” but that plan to use budget work as a way to strengthen their advocacy on the issues that are their primary focus. The guide discusses revenue issues, and especially taxes such as the value-added tax and personal income tax. It provides a basic description of different tax types, discusses some of the key debates, gives examples from a range of countries, and provides ideas for revenue-related projects that groups might want to undertake.
Governments need to give more attention to promoting equity through taxation and the mobilization of domestic revenues is fundamental in strategies to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This brief explores how enhancing civil society’s capacities and skills to engage in tax reform can pave the way for a reduction in inequality and the promotion of just societies.
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This FAQ is intended as a guide through Kenya’s Public Finance Management Act 2012. It approaches the PFM Act from the perspective of a citizen who wants to participate in decision making on issues related to how government raises and spends money. The FAQ is organized around a series of questions that an ordinary person might ask about Kenya’s budget process and other financial matters.
Click here for the revised and expanded Constitutional Implementation Commission (CIC) version.
November 2015 | By International Budget Partnership Kenya
The 2010 constitution changed the way that public money moves from the national to the ward level and below in Kenya.
In this review, the authors explain in simple language the main ways in which public money moves through the system.
Updated November 2016 | by International Budget Partnership Kenya
Six months before the start of Kenya’s financial year the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) must submit its recommendations to the National Assembly on how to share revenue raised nationally between Kenya’s national government and counties, as well as the criteria that will be used to share conditional grants among the counties. These recommendations are not final, but are the first step in determining how much counties and the national government will have to fund their budgets for the coming financial year.
In this annual analysis, IBP Kenya examines and identifies issues with CRA recommendations.