The outputs presented are based on budget tracking exercises done by IRC Uganda for the periods 2009/10 – 2012/13 and 2013/14 – 2014/15 for Lira and Kabarole districts.
|Title||Tracking district budgeting and expenditure on rural water services in Kabarole and Lira districts|
|Publication Type||Fact Sheet|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Place Published||Kampala, Uganda|
The analysis of the Kabarole and Lira district budgets and expenditure over the period 2009 – 2015 shows that districts are paying more attention to Capital maintenance and have gradually increased the budget allocation and expenditure over the last five years. In the revised guidelines, the allocation for capital maintenance expenditure was also increased by 2%. It is evident that increasing expenditure on Capital maintenance does not guarantee increase in functionality. Ongoing Direct support from District Water Office to service providers is crucial to ensure that the required capacity to operate water systems is available and that local stakeholders are well coordinated. The explicit allocation of resources for coordination shows that its high on the agenda and that it will be given more attention over the coming years.