Capacity Development on Children, Youth, PWDs and Women-Sensitive Planning and Budgeting
KIPPRA, in collaboration with partners, conducted a training on children, youth, people with disabilities and women-sensitive planning and budgeting in Nakuru and Kisumu from August 11 -16, 2019. Approaches for planning and budgeting that are sensitive to the needs of special interest groups, including children, youth, women and PWDs’ dynamics are critical for sustained development of all counties in Kenya.
The Nakuru training drew participants from Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Bomet, Baringo, Kericho, West Pokot, Turkana and Narok counties while the Kisumu one was attended by officers from Kisumu, Vihiga, Siaya, Homabay, Kakamega, Migori, Bungoma, Kisii, Busia, Nyamira and Trans Nzoia counties. Training facilitators were drawn from KIPPRA; ministries, state departments and agencies; UNICEF and UN-Women.
The training targeted sector county directors from the following key departments at the county level: County Finance and Planning; Education and Youth Development; Technical Training; Health and Nutrition; Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Children; Women; Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Social Protection and the Office of Controller of Budget. The capacity building programme was supported through the initiative of three UN Agencies – UNICEF, UNDP and UN Women – working together to support the government’s commitment to positively impact the lives of children, youth, women and PWDs without leaving anyone behind.
The broad objective of the capacity building was to equip participants with skills to influence the planning and budgetary process as well as policies on children, youth, PWDs, women and nutrition. Participants were also given the opportunity to share their vast experiences in areas of specialization to aid in generating the county briefs. In addition, the participants were expected to provide relevant sector performance, budgetary and expenditure data available from the counties. The participants were also to understand the role of budget as an important tool for resource bidding and allocation towards meeting the nutrition and other needs of children, women, PWDs and youth.
During the workshops, participants were taken through the budget analysis guidelines and data templates as well as the county budget briefs outlines. Participants assisted also in data collation for each of the counties for all the selected sectors. The data will aid in completion of the County Budget briefs.
The participants provided on-budget data for the period 2014/15-2019/20 focusing on key sectors namely; health, education, social protection, water and sanitation; special focus on children, youth and women. The data was complemented by other sources, including OCOB and IFMIS data, including BOOST dataset. Where possible, off-budget data was provided, including specific programmes and supporting institutions.