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Managing County Assets and Liabilities in Kenya : Postdevolution Challenges and Responses

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29311
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International Development in Focus
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Kopanyi, Mihaly
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Muwonge, Abdu
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2022-09-09T13:29:59Z
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2022-09-09T13:29:59Z
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2022
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2022-09-12T11:55:59Z
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Public entities around the world possess an enormous volume of assets and wealth, which includes land, buildings, historic sites, parks, and infrastructure networks, among many others. Good management of such assets is a catalyst for accelerating development and expanding services; poor asset management generates enormous losses, including lost opportunities to build wealth. Private enterprises increasingly use computerized systems to manage assets such as fleets and buildings. Many city leaders in developing countries, however, are unaware of asset management or feel they lack the time or money to undertake it. Managing County Assets and Liabilities in Kenya: Postdevolution Challenges and Responses can help them begin or maintain their efforts to manage assets sustainably. This book helps readers understand the basic concept of asset management; explains systems, tools, and procedures; and provides models and guidance. Kenya has achieved much since its 2013 devolution of governance and management to new counties. However, counties, which are the local governments in Kenya, are still working toward establishing systems and procedures, creating asset and liability registers, verifying and valuing assets, using assets strategically, and resolving disputes surrounding inherited assets and liabilities. This book provides glimpses into the Kenyan devolution process and asset transfer challenges, draws lessons, and explores options relevant to both Kenya and other nations. Ample studies discuss various aspects of municipal asset management, such as managing infrastructure, fixed assets, water services, building properties, roads, or fleets. This book is unique among asset management studies in three ways: it discusses all sorts of assets and liabilities and their interlinkages, exemplifies the close connection between financial results and asset management of municipalities, and reveals the political economy challenges in transferring assets and liabilities across public entities.
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978-1-4648-1880-6
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/37985
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en_US
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Washington, DC : World Bank
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International Development in Focus;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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ASSET MANAGEMENT
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COUNTY CONTEXT
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TRANSITION
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DEVOLUTION
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LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
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PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
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DISPUTED ASSETS
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LIABILITIES
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Managing County Assets and Liabilities in Kenya
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Postdevolution Challenges and Responses
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Book
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2022-09-09
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-1-4648-1880-6
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175896
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en
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Africa Eastern and Southern (AFE)
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Africa
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Kenya
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Development
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Growth
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Financial Economics
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Macroeconomic Management
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AWMSL

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