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Publisher Council of Governors (CoG)
Year of Publication 2017
County Embu

This County Budget Review and Outlook Paper (CBROP), prepared inaccordance with the Public Financial Management Act, 2012 section 118. Itdetails the actual fiscal performance in the financial year 2016/17compared to the budget appropriation for that year. The updatedmacroeconomic outlook therein also provides us with a basis to revise the2017/18 budget in the context of the Supplementary Estimates, as well assetting out the broad fiscal parameters for the next budget and mediumterm. It further provides updated macro-economic and financial forecastswith sufficient information to show changes from the projections outlined inthe County Fiscal Strategy Paper (CFSP) for FY 2017/18.In this Paper, we will also provide an overview of how the actualperformance of the FY 2016/2017 affected our compliance with the fiscalresponsibility principles and the financial objectives as detailed in the CFSPfor FY 2017/18. The paper is being prepared at a time when significantprogress has been made in operationalizing the County Government.The County priorities and goals outlined have a higher emphasis oninvestment in: Infrastructure, Accessible and affordable healthcare,Agriculture and food security, accessibility of water and education. Thesepriorities shall form the basis for formulation of FY 2018/19 budget in theMedium Term. The paper therefore links county planning and policies toBudget which is the main objective of the Medium Term ExpenditureFramework.The paper covers the following broad areas in review of the fiscalperformance of financial year 2016/2017; highlights of the recent economicdevelopments and the economic outlook; broad strategic priorities andpolicies for the Medium Term and the Medium Term Fiscal Framework. Thefiscal framework presented in the paper ensures a sustainable financingwhile allowing continued spending on priority programmes. Achievement ofthe set objectives calls for greater transparency, effectiveness and efficiencyin public financial management in order to ensure fiscal discipline.We are committed to maintain the trend of economic growth anddevelopment in line with the expectations and commitments we have madeto the people of Embu County. Towards this end, we shall ensure there istransparency and accountability by relaying our performance indicators tothe public as well as publicizing other publications as required by theConstitution 2010 and the Public Finance Management Act, 2012.

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