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Constituency Development Fund and Poverty Reduction: A Case Study

E. M. Siringi, G. O. Odhiambo


This study investigates Constituency Development Fund’s (CDF) contribution and its effectiveness on the household poverty reduction in Siaya District Kenya for the period 2003 and 2007. We use multiple regression analysis to assess the level of contribution of CDF towards improvement of people’s livelihood. The empirical results shows a significant decrease in household expenditure on education with the β value 3.733 and 0.740 for 2003 and 2007 respectively and health with 3.962 and positive 0.864 for 2003 and 2007. We conclude that CDF has effectively contributed to poverty reduction and improved livelihood among the households.


Constituency Development Fund (CDF, Poverty Reduction, Household

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