Frankline Muthomi

Frankline Muthomi is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Administration at Northern Illinois University. His research focuses on how individuals, groups, and communities can influence and change budgetary decisions in local governments. While there is a wide range of research on citizen participation, I tend to focus on participatory budgeting practices in Kenya’s local governments and the lessons they can provide US local governments.

Research Interests

  • Citizen participation
  • Participatory budgeting
  • Performance-based budgeting
  • Civic education and awareness

Teaching Interests

  • Public budgeting
  • Citizen participation techniques
  • Public Administration (General)

Selected Publications

Journal Article

Muthomi, Frankline, and Kurt Thurmaier. "Participatory Transparency in Kenya: Toward an Engaged Budgeting Model of Local Governance." Public Administration Review 81.3 (2021): 519-531. 

Book Chapter

Muthomi, Frankline, and Kurt Thurmaier. "15 Performance Budgeting in Kenya." In Performance Budgeting Reform: Theories and International Practices, edited by Alfred Tat-Kei Ho, Maarten de Jong, and Zaozao Zhao, 225–41. (2019). Routledge.

Book Review

Muthomi, Frankline. "City on the line: How Baltimore transformed its budget to beat the great recession and deliver outcomes, Kleine, Andrew, Rowman & Littlefield, 2019, 279 pp., ISBN: 9781538121887," (Invited).

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