Programme objectives

To cover the costs of health insurance for the country’s poorest households.

References
Ravishankar, N. et al. 2013. Kenya Country Report - African Health Markets for Equity. Washington, DC: International Finance Corporation and Pharmaccess. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.psp4h. com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Kenya-Country-Report-Final-June-191-copy.pdf>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2014
References
World Bank. 2014. “Improving Health Care for Kenya’s Poor.” World Bank website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/10/28/improving-healthcare-for-kenyas-poor>.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
Community-Based Targeting
References
Ravishankar, N. et al. 2013. Kenya Country Report - African Health Markets for Equity. Washington, DC: International Finance Corporation and Pharmaccess. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.psp4h. com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Kenya-Country-Report-Final-June-191-copy.pdf>.
Targeted areas
Nationwide
References
World Bank. 2013. Project Paper on a Proposed Additional Credit in the Amount of SDR 26.7 Million (USD41 Million Equivalent) and Proposed Additional Grant in the Amount of USD20 Million from the Multi Donor Trust Fund for Health Results Innovation and Restructuring to the Republic of Kenya for a Health Sector Support Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds. worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2013/12/09/000461832_20131209104725/ Rendered/PDF/816230PJPR0P07010Box379877B00OUO090.pdf>.
Target groups
The poorest households
Eligibility criteria
Beneficiaries are selected from a government-developed poverty list which covers all 47 counties. To ensure that the programme reaches the neediest households, this list is verified at the local level by the communities themselves.
References
World Bank. 2014. “Improving Health Care for Kenya’s Poor.” World Bank website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/10/28/improving-healthcare-for-kenyas-poor>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Health Insurance
Amount of benefits
The health insurance package includes outpatient and inpatient care.
References
World Bank. 2013. Project Paper on a Proposed Additional Credit in the Amount of SDR 26.7 Million (USD41 Million Equivalent) and Proposed Additional Grant in the Amount of USD20 Million from the Multi Donor Trust Fund for Health Results Innovation and Restructuring to the Republic of Kenya for a Health Sector Support Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds. worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2013/12/09/000461832_20131209104725/ Rendered/PDF/816230PJPR0P07010Box379877B00OUO090.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
 
Benefit delivery mechanism
 
Benefit recipients
Beneficiaries
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
23,500 households are currently covered by the programme. The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) aims to scale up the programme to reach 9 million beneficiaries by 2017.
References
Ravishankar, N. et al. 2013. Kenya Country Report - African Health Markets for Equity. Washington, DC: International Finance Corporation and Pharmaccess. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.psp4h. com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Kenya-Country-Report-Final-June-191-copy.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
The World Bank provided USD20 million for the programme’s first phase.
References
World Bank. 2014. “Improving Health Care for Kenya’s Poor.” World Bank website. Accessed 11 November 2015.
Institutions and agencies involved
NHIF; World Bank
References
World Bank. 2013. Project Paper on a Proposed Additional Credit in the Amount of SDR 26.7 Million (USD41 Million Equivalent) and Proposed Additional Grant in the Amount of USD20 Million from the Multi Donor Trust Fund for Health Results Innovation and Restructuring to the Republic of Kenya for a Health Sector Support Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds. worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2013/12/09/000461832_20131209104725/ Rendered/PDF/816230PJPR0P07010Box379877B00OUO090.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency