Ugatuzi is a set of collaborative tools and platforms that strengthens the capacity of the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council and the County Budget & Economic Forum CB&EF to generate and implement development policies that are responsive to citizens. The tools and strategies will be aptly designed in line with the Public Finance Management Act that creates a new framework for engagement for citizens in the budget process and subsequent management of projects and resources.
Ugatuzi is a Kiswahili word meaning “devolution”.
Ugatuzi seeks to improve the capacities of the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC) and the County Budget and its county level counterpart, the County Economic Budget and Economic Forum (CB&EF) to effectively and efficiently collaborate in ensuring better resourcing for devolution as well as in deepening intergrated development planning. More specifically, the project will engage work in at least 5 Counties in collaborative projects and joint development planning. Ugatuzi methodology for selection of the 5 Counties is derived from those that have been earmarked to receive the Equalization Fund as a basis for accelerating their development. These are Turkana, Lamu, Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Samburu, West Pokot, Tana River, Narok, Kwale, Garissa, Kilifi, Taita Taveta and Isiolo.