Monday, February 10, 2020

Study roots for inflation-adjusted safety net cash

The cash payout to vulnerable groups could be adjusted for annual inflation if the State implemented the recommendation of a new study. The study, funded by World Food Programme (WFP) and Unicef, notes that the impact of Kenya’s cash transfer programmes have been minimal due to inflation, coupled by barriers in design and delivery. The Social Protection Department oversees the bi-monthly payment of stipends to the elderly, severely disabled persons as well as orphans and vulnerable children. It is only the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSPN) targeting extremely poor households –handled by the Ministry of Devolution- that adjusts its payment to beneficiaries annually to inflation. Read More