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Fiscal Decentralization in Kenya: The Constituency Development Fund and the Growth of Government

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dc.contributor.author Bagaka, Obuya en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:28:09Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:28:09Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-01-01 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-01-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/140
dc.description.abstract "This paper explores the financial implications of fiscal decentralization policies on the central government's operating budget in Kenya. The paper evaluates how devolved funds under the constituency development fund (CDF) have been utilized to start healthcare capital projects (clinics) at the local level. The study finds that fiscal decentralization has promoted allocative efficiency and equity but at a cost of exporting tax burdens (operations and maintenance) to the central government emanating from capital projects implemented at the local level. The exported tax burdens have policy implications and call for reforms of the CDF program to reflect a benefit-expenditure structure." en_US
dc.subject fiscal federalism en_US
dc.subject decentralization en_US
dc.subject economics en_US
dc.title Fiscal Decentralization in Kenya: The Constituency Development Fund and the Growth of Government en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Munich Personal RePEc Archive (MPRA) en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 11813 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth October en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference 20th Annual Conference of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates October 23-25, 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Chicago en_US

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