Decentralization, Accountability and the 2007 MPs Elections in Kenya
AbstractThe Kenyan Constituency Development Fund (CDF) aims to alleviate poverty by allocating resources to constituencies which MPs and residents decide how to spend.� In this paper we assess whether MPs' re-election chances were affected by their management of the CDF.� For this purpose we analyse the type of projects implemented by the CDF and residents' opinion about their MP and the CDF.� We find that MPs' re-election chances were influenced by MPs' ethnicity and by the way MPs allocated the CDF.� MPs who run the most projects on education and the least on other projects such as health or water were less likely to be re-elected.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number CSAE WPS/2010-09.
Date of creation: 01 Feb 2010
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Decentralization; Accountability; Elections; Africa; Kenya;
Other versions of this item:
- Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero, 2013. "Decentralisation, Accountability and the 2007 MP Elections in Kenya," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(1), pages 72-94, January.
- Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero, 2010. "Decentralization, Accountability and the 2007 MPs Elections in Kenya," CSAE Working Paper Series 2010-09, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
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