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Decentralization in Kenya: The Constituencies Development Fund and its Impact on Literacy Levels in North Mugirango/Borabu Constituency

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.6, No. 2)

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Page : 1875-1879

Keywords : Constituency Development Fund; Rural Development; Decentralization; Literacy Levels; Kenya; North Mugirango/Borabu Constituency;

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Distribution of development power from central government to grassroots is a major aspect emphasized by development experts in the world today. This gives local communities the opportunity to gain experience necessary for sustainable development initiatives and implementation of appropriate project that address their most felt needs. The Kenyan government has attempted to decentralize development powers to the grassroots since independence but most have failed due to a number of reasons including underfunding, management problems etc. The constituency Development Fund is the latest decentralization program by the government to enhance rural development. However, inadequate literature is available on the impact of the fund on literacy levels. This paper sought to highlight how Constituency Development Fund has influenced literacy levels in North Mugirango/Borabu Constituency. The established that the fund has improved literacy levels in the constituency. The paper recommends that government should consider allocating more resources particularly to the CDF kitty to foster initiation of education and other projects in the country.

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