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Budget engagement

Strategic Dialogue among parliamentarians and civil society on Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage and other harmful practices in Kenya

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Budget engagement

  1. 1. Dialogue among parliamentarians and civil society representatives- salient point on budget engagement Mokeira Nyagaka 12/17/2020 1
  2. 2. Engaging with budgets – norms and discourse 12/17/2020 2 Hon Dennitah Kenya Hon Sibanda - Zimbabwe MP Hon. Dr. Jovah Kamateeka Timely- need to communicate – COVID nexus Communities that have cultural Strategies Girls stay in school Engaging with norms and discourse Budgets are time bound – FGM end in 2022- norms and discourses affect how we set our budget priorities Leadership and community buy in Buy in – leadership = president Buy in communities – public participation forums on budgets could be a platform to engage with the norms Legislature contact with constituents instrumental in changing mindsets
  3. 3. Engaging with the budget processes – multi sectoral – multi-issues 12/17/2020 3 Yvette- girls not brides Multisectoral approach Sectoral priorities Many budget decisions are multisectoral say in the Budget Policy statement - setting sector ceilings Multi issues Multi issue approach – equitable allocation of resources – 1. Equity - How do we measure inequalities 2. Transparency of budget information
  4. 4. Budget engagement – Research and learning and capacity building 12/17/2020 4 Millicent- girls not brides Jennifer McCarthy - Collective movement for meaningful engagement What kinds of data needed? Evidence leads – public justification- better budget decisions Adequate public justification on where we spent and why we spend the we do Data - comparative of girls in school and those early married CSOs but also legislature Evidence for decision making on how to allocate resources
  5. 5. Budget engagement – clarity on who is responsible? 12/17/2020 5 Faith Lanoi - girls not brides Collective movement multisectoral agency Appreciating how and when each budget decisions is made All through the Approval, implementation and evaluation Who is responsible? Parliamentarians oversight role beyond legislation – spending that results in end of CEFM
  6. 6. Budget engagement – inter county engagement – national and subnational engagement 12/17/2020 6 Hon Dennitah - Kenya MP Erick Omondi Engage with counties and national stakeholders Engage at the grassroot level Appreciating that some functions are in counties Avoid duplication E.g. health sectors heavily devolved sector– water sectors Inter government engagement at the national and County level Encourage complimentary - Division of revenue to areas that have Child marriage related challenges Relating with members of county assemblies
  7. 7. Budget engagement- Gender – responsive budgets 12/17/2020 7 Hon. Dr. Jovah Kamateeka- Uganda MP PFM – gender equity certificate Implementation of legal framework How can budget allocations reflect gender equity Gender responsive budgeting Gender Equity – to what extent do or national and county budgets reflect diverse priorities what parameters reveal our spending is inherently responsive?
  8. 8. In the meantime, … Budget engagement- annual budget are approved and implemented each year 12/17/2020 8 Esmael Omar Hon. Dr. Oduol Policy framework and national plan needed? Yes but how do we integrate this issues in the medium term budgets Ongoing budget processes Concurrent nature of the budget process Start to look at the current budget process to identify gaps Legislative approval and oversight Budget Policy Statement February 2021/22 Legislative amendments 2020/21 and oversight of implementation of 2020/21 ?
  9. 9. What do I do as a woman (girl child who stayed in school) and a mother of boys to end child marriage? My personal take… What is your take? 12/17/2020 9