Facts and Figures on Use of Covid-19 Funds in Kenya
This brief summarizes allocations and use of Covid-19 response funds for the period 13 March to 31 July 2020. The primary source of data is the ‘Special Audit Report of the Auditor-General on Utilization of Covid-19 Funds by National Government Entities’.
The objective of the brief is to provide quick facts and figures on the sources, allocations and utilization of the funds and present IEA’s interpretation of the data.
Following the outbreak and declaration of Covid-19 as a global pandemic, the Government of Kenya announced and implemented various measures to mitigate the adverse effects of the pandemic on the economy. The main response was the fiscal policy that included allocation of resources towards health service provision, including additional funding for healthcare facilities, quarantine facilities and purchase of medical supplies. Similarly, specific resources were mobilized and set aside for development policy financing aimed at facilitating recovery from the depressed economic activity that followed the Covid-19 emergency. The pandemic was declared during the implementation of the FY 2019/20 budget, necessitating budget realignments and mobilization of resources from different development partners. The summary of the funding is recorded in this brief.