THE IMPACT OF LOCAL AUTHORITY TRANSFER FUND ON REVENUE WITHIN LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN KENYA

Citation:
Barasa JL, Amuono JI. "THE IMPACT OF LOCAL AUTHORITY TRANSFER FUND ON REVENUE WITHIN LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN KENYA.". 2013.

Abstract:

There has been constant quest for improved service delivery by the people of Kenya. To achieve that, the
Kenya government opted to step in through inception of devolve funds. The intervention was through the
introduction of local authority transfer fund (LATF), roads levy, constituency development fund (CDF) etc.
Despite the central government financing, the incremental local revenue generated is not justifiable to the
financing granted, considering return on investments, value for money. While on the other hand, improved
service delivery is justifiable to the financing.
The paper highlights is based on a sample size of fifty three local authorities representing the views of a
target population of 175 local authorities in Kenya. It commences by obtaining revenue means prior and
after LATF. And undertaking T-statistics for volatility of various revenue. This is followed by evaluating the
extent on effect on LATF, factors affecting revenue, component matrix analysis and principle component
analysis.

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