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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.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

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

Language: English-

Keywords: fiscal decentralization; budget;devolution; constituency development fund; health care; allocative efficiency-

Subjects: H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government ; Intergovernmental Relations > H77 - Intergovernmental Relations ; Federalism ; SecessionH - Public Economics > H0 - GeneralH - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government ; Intergovernmental RelationsH - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related PoliciesH - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and RevenueA - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A10 - General-





Author: Bagaka, Obuya

Source: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/11813/







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