Participatory Budgeting, Community Score Card and Citizen Report Card Toolkit
This tool kit focuses on the practical aspects of conducting social accountability monitoring of public service delivery using the community scorecard and the citizen report card. The toolkit targets those working in government institutions and those in the civil society including Community Based Organizations (CBOs) operating in different sectors at the local level. The objective of this tool kit is to enable participants participate in budgeting processes and also generate community scorecards and citizen report cards.
Citizen participation in governance is a key component of the public reforms that were instituted by Kenya’s 2010 Constitution. Article 1 (1) of the Constitution states that all sovereign power belongs to the people of Kenya. This power can be expressed through direct participation by the people or indirectly through their democratically elected representatives, Article 1 (2).