Devolution in Kenya: The Establishment of County Budget and Economic Forums

It is essential as youth representing various counties to be empowered with knowledge on establishment of County Budget and Economic Forums in Counties.Find below a research carried out by International Budget that will highlight what is happening at some counties.

Executive Summary

Published by International Budget
November 2015 | by Christine Kamau

Kenya’s 2010 constitution, and subsequent Public Finance Management Act, introduced a new structure of government that puts citizen participation at the core. County Budget and Economic Forums (CBEFs) have emerged as a key institution intended to facilitate public engagement in budgets and economic development at the county level.

Despite being a legal requirement, not all counties have established a CBEF. Those that have are still grappling with the structure, functions, and how to support the forum, as well as their relationship with the county governments and County Assemblies. This paper presents the findings of research conducted in four counties that are among those that have established a CBEF: Kericho, Kisumu, Kwale and Taita Taveta.

It aims to gather emerging lessons, document challenges that the CBEFs and the county governments in the four areas have encountered, and capture how these challenges have been managed. It also provides a set of recommendations for improving their operations that is relevant for all Kenyan counties.

Click on the link below to learn more :



About Youth County Projects Kenya and the Founder

Violet Mbiti is the founder of the blog “Youth County Projects Kenya” that seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented by Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector, National Government, County Governments, donors and individuals in the 47 counties in Kenya.

Violet Mbiti holds a Masters Degree in Project Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from United States International University .She has initiated and implemented projects that cover the health sector, Renewable Energy Sector, Water Sector, Environment Sector and Social Entrepreneurship. She also sought the donors who funded the above projects.

Violet is also an alumni of the Political Leadership and Governance Programme offered by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung which is funded by the German Government and is the Vice Chairperson of Improved Stoves Association of Kenya Machakos County.

This platform seeks to motivate youth to initiate projects in their respective communities to achieve Vision 2030 within the social,economic and political pillars.

You want your concerns around Project Management,Resource Mobilization/Fundraising,Governance, Leadership, Democracy,Social Development, and Youth Empowerment fixed? Find me.

Like our Facebook Page: Youth Projects Kenya

Like our Twitter Page: @youthprojects

Do you have a question? Send it to:


Sharing is caring, click on one of the following buttons to share this post with your friends.
Share the post “Devolution in Kenya: The Establishment of County Budget and Economic Forums”

By youthcountyprojects

This platform seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented in the 47 counties in Kenya.
It also highlights projects focusing on youth being implemented in 47 counties in Kenya by the national government,county governments,donor agencies,civil society organisations (CSOs),Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs),Donor Agencies,Community Based Organisations (CBOs),private sector and individuals and their impact to the communities.
The projects lie within the social pillar,economic pillar and political pillar as enshrined in Vision 2030.
Facebook Page: Youth Projects Kenya
Twitter : @YouthProjects

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s