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Sub-Saharan Africa
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KE
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KEN
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Africa
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Republic of Kenya

Cash transfers and climate change resilience in Africa

The  government  intends to dedicate at least 1 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from a low of 0.4 percent to the social protection sector. The  Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary (CS), Ukur  Yatani said this move will ensure that the country’s level of investment is moving with other developing nations such as South Africa and Mauritius who are at 3 percent.

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The Kenya Social Protection Sector Review Report, released by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, offers a strategic review of the evolution of Kenya’s social protection sector between 2011 and 2017 and includes many lessons for other countries as they seek to expand their social protection systems.

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The BOMA Project is under the Feed the Future Kenya Livestock Market Systems Activity. The Activity, which is implemented by ACDI/VOCA in consortium with Mercy Corps, The BOMA Project, and Smart Regional Consultants, is part of the Feed the Future initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development to address global hunger, food security, and agricultural livelihoods.

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BLOG: I grew up in Kiserian in Kajiado County, Kenya, an arid and marginalized environment where malnutrition and poverty were prevalent. I have seen how persistently women and children are the hardest hit by changing environmental conditions and limited access to food.

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This review of the application of the CRRF in four East African countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda – shows some positive progress, but high-income countries and donor governments are largely failing in their commitment to share responsibility for refugees.

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This paper presents the findings of a qualitative research study conducted in order to observe the impacts of Kenya’s social pension on one rural community. This unique research required the researchers to live with a family and actively engage in cultural gatherings and meals, and through this, they were able to gain in-depth insights into how the pension impacted on the lives of beneficiaries, their families, and their community.

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Weekly Social Protection Links: October 4

Kenya has taken significant steps to place family-based care at the centre of its child protection system. This is a break from the decades-old practice of privately-run institutions providing institutional care for disadvantaged children. These institutions largely fed off the effects of poverty, lack of access to services and education, disability and family breakdown.

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The Academy on Social Security is organised by the International Training Centre of the ILO. It runs this year from 16 – 27 September. Stephen Kidd, Senior Social Policy Specialist at Development Pathways, is leading two modules exploring the politics behind designing social programmes and the implementation of inclusive social protection schemes.

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