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dc.contributor.authorMwiathi, Peter Silas
dc.contributor.authorWawire, Nelson H.W.
dc.contributor.authorOkelo, Perez A. Onono
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-25T08:14:51Z
dc.date.available2022-05-25T08:14:51Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-31
dc.identifier.citationMwiathi, P. S., Wawire, N. H., & Onono, P. A. (2018). Effects of Fiscal Decentralization on Poverty Reduction in Kenya.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2411-2933
dc.identifier.issn2411-3123
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/23777
dc.descriptionA Research Article in theen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Kenya government has instituted fiscal decentralization over the years to promote social economic development, reduce poverty and income inequality and ensure balanced regional development. Despite these efforts, poverty levels have remained high in Kenya. The literature on the relationship between fiscal decentralization and poverty has been rather inconclusive about the effects of fiscal decentralization on poverty. The main objective of this paper was to analyse the effects of fiscal decentralization on poverty in Kenya. Using cross-county panel data from 2002 – 2014 and published data from government agencies, UNDP reports and World Bank reports, the paper estimated various empirical models to analyse the effects intergovernmental transfers, sub-national own-source revenue and county expenditure on poverty in Kenya. The study established that the effect of fiscal decentralization on poverty depends on the nature of decentralization and the extent of fiscal decentralization as well as the county specifics. The paper therefore, recommends the need for for county governments to have adequate own-source revenue to finance their expenditure as opposed to relying on intergovernmental transfers from national government.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Educative Research Foundation and Publisheren_US
dc.subjectFiscal Decentralizationen_US
dc.subjectPoverty Reductionen_US
dc.titleEffects of Fiscal Decentralization on Poverty Reduction in Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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