Auditing the Equity and Prioritizing Infrastructure Development Using GIS: Case Study of Gatanga Constituency Development Fund in Kenya.

Citation:
KYALO PROFKIEMAJOHNBOSCO. "Auditing the Equity and Prioritizing Infrastructure Development Using GIS: Case Study of Gatanga Constituency Development Fund in Kenya.". In: International Journal of Rural Management. Canadian Center of Science and Education; 2009.

Abstract:

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This article demonstrates the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in auditing the equity as well as evaluating the priority of infrastructure development. A GIS database is created for the study area integrating different infrastructure types and detailing the budgetary allocation to the different infrastructural projects. Stratified priority weight matrices are developed for each infrastructure type. These are then combined to develop the overall infrastructure priority weight matrix. The analyses performed indicate that the security sector should receive the highest priority, while the roads sector should be granted the least priority in the next financial disbursement. The approach proposed in this study will allow governments, donor agencies and the general citizenry to objectively identify the most deserving projects for funding and rank these accordingly in every fiscal year for a defined area.

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