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PesaYetu is a budget data portal and data visualization tool that shows how much money each county has received from the national government, and how this money is allocated and utilized based on each county’s priorities
PesaYetu aims to create an easy to use visualization on allocations made to the counties annually since 2013, tracking the changes in total allocation, conditional allocations and the equitable share so that the relevant stakeholders (journalists) can use this data to quickly find analyse and compare complex government budget data to help fact-check claims about resource allocations, public procurement and development plans or services.

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View and explore how we visualise Kenya’s budget data to show how much money each county has received from the national government, and how the money is allocated and utilized based on each county’s priorities.

    Code for Africa
    Deutsche Welle
    ICFJ
    Bill Melinda Gates Foundation
    PesaCheck
    PesaYetu is a tool that gives Kenyan Citizens access to information on how money collected from taxpayers is allocated. With this information, they can ask what their elected officials are doing with it, and from there the discussion can proceed towards how money is spent in the future to better their lives.
    This project is built on software originally created by the Knight Lab in the USA for the CensusReporter.org project which has been repurposed by OpenUp and Media Monitoring Africa for Wazimap in South Africa for Wazimap in South Africa and by Code for Africa for HURUmap in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, andZambia
    This site is an openAFRICA project of Code for Africa. All content is released under a Creative Commons 4 Attribution Licence. Reuse it to help empower your own community. The code os available on Github and data is available on openAFRICA.
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