Open Contracting: Towards Transparency and Accountability in public contracting

Open Contracting: Towards Transparency and Accountability in public contracting

Open Contracting explained Open contracting, the use of data, disclosure and engagement throughout the full procurement cycle. It is the pro-active disclosure of contract information with open access to the public. According to the Open Government Partnership, Open Contracting can be defined as the publication of government contracts from the awarding process, to the monitoring and evaluation of contract implementation. Open Contracting principles call for the timely, current and proactive disclosure of documents and data related to public contracting. This is to empower the public to understand and monitor public contracting as a safeguard against inefficient, ineffective and corrupt use of public resources. Open Contracting Data Standard At the core […]

Beneficial Ownership in Kenya

Beneficial Ownership in Kenya

Public procurement in Kenya and the world at large plays an important role in the economic development of any country. It is the implementation vehicle by which service delivery is achieved. Due to the huge financial flows involved in public procurement, the sector is the most prone to corruption. (World Bank, 2016). Major corruption scandals in Kenya have revolved around public procurement. Billions of shillings have been lost through under deals in procurement which takes years to trace and recover. While corruption is one type of fraud, there is a big difference between more traditional fraud and corruption in that corruption involves the payment of monies stolen from a company, […]

Revenue Generated by Counties (July 2017 – March 2018)

Revenue Generated by Counties (July 2017 – March 2018)

The power to raise revenue both at the national and county government is enshrined in the 2010 Constitution of Kenya.Revenue collection is important when it comes to funding various development projects within the counties. Nairobi, Mombasa, Narok and Nakuru were among the counties that generated the highest amount and Tana River, Lamu and Mandera are among those that had the lowest amount as illustrated below.   This is the percentage of the total revenue collected as from July 2017 to March 2018   The analysis of the local revenue as a proportion of the annual target is illustrated below