The fiscal impact of COVID-19 on county finances: Case of five counties in northern Kenya



The Feed the Future Accelerated Value Chain Development Program (AVCD) livestock component, implemented by the International Livestock Institute (ILRI), initiated a study, whose purpose was to investigate how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the livelihoods and food systems of actors along the livestock value chain, and how they have coped during this period. The findings of the study will provide AVCD program management, county governments, and other Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth (PREG) partners with useful data to enable an evidence-based response to the situation at different levels.

The administration of the study occurred between 29 May to 16 June 2020, and data collection was through a phone-based survey. Both quantitative and qualitative techniques were employed to allow data triangulation and to enrich the information of the subject under investigation.  Structured questionnaire to a sample of 2,010 actors along the livestock value chain, was administered with an overall response rate of 94%. The actors included producer households, agrovet owners, abattoir/slaughter slab/slaughterhouse, butcheries, livestock traders, livestock market associations, livestock transporters. Other actors included in the study were food kiosks/vendors/eateries, motorcycle transporters (boda-boda), cereals and pulses traders, fruits and vegetable traders, community health volunteers (CHVS) and community disease reporters (CDRs).

This poster illustrates the effect on the county finances. 


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