DSW PARTNER COUNTIES IN KENYA MAKE PROGRESS TOWARDS ACHIEVING FAMILY PLANNING FUNDING COMMITMENTS

DSW partner counties in Kenya make progress towards achieving family planning funding commitments

Collins Baswony Empower

DSW PARTNER COUNTIES IN KENYA MAKE PROGRESS TOWARDS ACHIEVING FAMILY PLANNING FUNDING COMMITMENTS

DSW partner counties in Kenya are investing in family planning, a budget analysis conducted by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) shows.

The budget analysis examined the Budget Policy Statements (BPS), Programme Based Budgets, County Implementation Reports, as well as the Budget Review and Outlook Papers of eleven counties.

Additionally, nine out of eleven DSW partner counties in Kenya are making steady progress in securing domestic family planning investments.  The nine counties (Bungoma, West Pokot, Trans Nzoia, Nandi, Nakuru, Laikipia, Meru, Nairobi, Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa) have in the last two years developed and published their family planning costed implementation plans, thus providing a policy basis for family planning investments at county level.

KEY FINDINGS:

Bungoma County’s budget analysis conducted in October 2018 shows that the County Government of Bungoma does not have a budget line for family planning for FY 2018/2019. However, indirect family planning allocation for financial year 2018/2019 was estimated at KES.144,019,918 (1,440,199 USD). Read more… 

Kilifi County’s budget analysis conducted in October 2018 shows that the County Government of Kilifi has a budget line for family planning for FY 2018/2019 with KES. 5,126,000. Moreover, indirect family planning allocation for financial year 2018/2019 was estimated at KES. 98,042,156 (980,421 USD). Read more…

Laikipia County’s budget analysis conducted in October 2018 shows that the County Government of Laikipia has a budget line combining family planning and maternal and child health services, with an allocation of KES 1 million for FY 2018/2019. However, it is not possible to determine exactly how much is allocated to family planning in that line. Moreover, family planning allocation by the County Government for the period 2018/2019 was estimated at KES. 39,739,870 (397,398 USD). Read more…

Meru County’s budget analysis conducted in October 2018 shows that the County Government does not have a budget line for family planning for FY 2018/2019. However, indirect family planning allocation by the County Government for the period 2018/2019 was estimated at KES. 137,130,610 (1,371,306 USD).  Read more…

Mombasa County’s budget analysis conducted in October 2018 shows that the County Government does not have a budget line for family planning for FY 2018/2019. However, indirect family planning allocation by the County Government for the period 2018/2019 was estimated at KES.102,564,557 (1,025,645 USD). Read more…

Nakuru County’s budget analysis conducted in October 2018 shows that the County Government does not have a budget line for family planning for FY 2018/2019. However, indirect family planning allocation by the County Government for the period 2018/2019 was estimated at KES. 169, 853, 177 (1,698,531 USD). Read more…

Nandi County’s budget analysis conducted in October 2018 shows that the County Government does not have a budget line for family planning for FY 2018/2019. However, indirect family planning allocation by the County Government for the period 2018/2019 was estimated at KES. 68,305,073 (683,050 USD) Read more…

Nyandarua County’s budget analysis conducted in October 2018 shows that the County Government does not have a budget line for family planning for FY 2018/2019. However, indirect family planning allocation by the County Government for the period 2018/2019 was estimated at KSH. 71,508,279 (715,082 USD). Read more…

Trans Nzoia County’s budget analysis conducted in October 2018 shows that the County Government does not have a budget line for family planning for FY 2018/2019. However, indirect family planning allocation by the County Government for the period 2018/2019 was estimated at KES. 162,701,012 (1,627,010 USD)Read more…

Uasin Gishu County’s budget analysis conducted in October 2018 shows that the County Government does not have a budget line for family planning for FY 2018/2019. However, indirect family planning allocation by the County Government for the period 2018/2019 was estimated at KES. 79,742,844 (797,428 USD). Read more…

West Pokot County’s budget analysis conducted in October 2018 shows that the County Government does not have a budget line for family planning for FY 2018/2019. However, indirect family planning allocation by the County Government for the period 2018/2019 was estimated at KES. 72,436,887. (724,368 USD)  Read more…

METHODOLOGY

The analysis focused on costing the estimates for family planning for the period 2016/2017 to 2018/2019. For the 11 counties assessed, it was noted that 10 counties did not have a stand-alone line item on family planning, and that posed a challenge when trying to get the exact allocation for family planning. The following formula was deployed for use to compute a percentage based on data obtained from the District Health Information System (DHIS):

  • Total workload for each financial year was identified based on the data from DHIS.
  • The study then identified the delivery numbers per year.
  • The sum of all outpatient numbers in the total workload was identified with alphabet A.
  • Further the total number of all Inpatient cases in the total workload was multiplied by a factor of 4 and identified with alphabet B. (total inpatient*4) 
  • The column in the workload labelled family planning attendance was identified with alphabet D
  • The total deliveries column in the delivery sheets per county was multiplied by a factor of 4 and identified with alphabet C (total delivery *4) 
  • Finally, total workload (X) was calculated by summation of A+B+C while the percentage of family planning allocation in a county was calculated by the division of family planning attendance (D) by total workload (X).

In determining the workload data for all counties, Mombasa and Bungoma counties returned nil result as a result of corrupted data in the DHIS. This resulted in the study using an average growth estimation to determine their respective workload.

For the FY 2018/19 since it is still under implementation the formula obtained was on the percentage growth. To compute the percentage growth, you get the difference between the estimate for FP for FY 2017/18 minus FY 2016/17 divided by 2016/17 to get the percentage growth which can be either an increase or a decrease.

BUDGET ADVOCACY FOR DOMESTIC FAMILY PLANNING INVESTMENT

DSW works with partners to advocate for increased funding from national and county governments in Kenya to address the unmet need for family planning. DSW advocacy work is implemented in West Pokot, Kilifi, Laikipia, Meru, Mombasa, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Nandi, Bungoma, Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu counties.

Conducting budget analyses is one of the ways in which we generate evidence to support our advocacy work.

Through advocacy, we aim to mobilize more and better funds from key European donors (Germany and The European Union) as well as from east African governments (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda) to support family planning.