Last updated: 20/10/2020
Programme objectives

To provide temporary employment opportunities and improve the employability of beneficiaries.

References
World Bank. 2015. “Kenya Youth Empowerment Project.” World Bank website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P111546/kenya-youth-empowerment-project?lang=en>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Institutions and agencies involved
Start date
2010
References
World Bank. 2015. “Kenya Youth Empowerment Project.” World Bank website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P111546/kenya-youth-empowerment-project?lang=en>.
Programme components
Component 1: Labour-intensive works and social support services or Kazi Kwa Vijana (KKV)—Public Works Component 2: Private-sector internships and training—this component corresponds to the creation of internships and training opportunities, in partnership with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance.
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 38.7 Million (USD 60 Million Equivalent), Including SDR 19.35 Million (USD 30 Million Equivalent) in Pilot Crisis Response Window (CRW) Resources to the Republic Of Kenya for a Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/06/000333038_20100506013245/Rendered/ PDF/530900PAD0revi1IC10IDA1R20101005912.pdf>.
Conditionalities (if any)
 
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 38.7 Million (USD 60 Million Equivalent), Including SDR 19.35 Million (USD 30 Million Equivalent) in Pilot Crisis Response Window (CRW) Resources to the Republic Of Kenya for a Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/06/000333038_20100506013245/Rendered/ PDF/530900PAD0revi1IC10IDA1R20101005912.pdf>.
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Geographical Targeting
If demand exceeds the project’s capabilities, a random draw process is applied to select the beneficiaries, while respecting a 30–50 per cent quota for women, especially those from female-headed households.
References
Labour-intensive works and social support services: categorical targeting; geographical targeting; if demand exceeds the project’s capabilities, a random draw process is applied to select the beneficiaries, while respecting a 30–50 per cent quota for women, especially those from female-headed households. Private-sector internships and training: categorical targeting; geographical targeting; if demand for internships exceeds the project’s capabilities, the Kenya Private Sector Alliance will conduct a randomised selection process. Reference: World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 38.7 Million (USD 60 Million Equivalent), Including SDR 19.35 Million (USD 30 Million Equivalent) in Pilot Crisis Response Window (CRW) Resources to the Republic Of Kenya for a Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/06/000333038_20100506013245/Rendered/ PDF/530900PAD0revi1IC10IDA1R20101005912.pdf>.
Targeted areas
Labour-intensive works and social support services: Each of the country’s provinces will have a number of districts targeted by the programme based on their unemployment rates. Private-sector internships and training: cities of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.
References
. World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 38.7 Million (USD 60 Million Equivalent), Including SDR 19.35 Million (USD 30 Million Equivalent) in Pilot Crisis Response Window (CRW) Resources to the Republic Of Kenya for a Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/06/000333038_20100506013245/Rendered/ PDF/530900PAD0revi1IC10IDA1R20101005912.pdf>. Kenya Private Sector Alliance. 2015. “Kenya Youth Empowerment Project.” KEPSA website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.kepsa.or.ke/projects/kyep/>.
Target groups
Youth
Eligibility criteria
Labour-intensive works and social support services: unemployed people 18–35 years of age. Private-sector internships and training: people 15–29 years of age who have at least 8 years of schooling, have been out of school for at least 1 year and are not currently employed.
References
Kenya Private Sector Alliance. 2015. “Kenya Youth Empowerment Project.” KEPSA website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.kepsa.or.ke/projects/kyep/>. World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 38.7 Million (USD 60 Million Equivalent), Including SDR 19.35 Million (USD 30 Million Equivalent) in Pilot Crisis Response Window (CRW) Resources to the Republic Of Kenya for a Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/06/000333038_20100506013245/Rendered/ PDF/530900PAD0revi1IC10IDA1R20101005912.pdf>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Labour-intensive works and social support services: cash. Private-sector internships and training: cash; this component also provides two months of training and four months of work experience per cycle.
References
Kenya Private Sector Alliance. 2015. “Kenya Youth Empowerment Project.” KEPSA website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.kepsa.or.ke/projects/kyep/>.
Amount of benefits
Labour-intensive works and social support services: beneficiaries receive between KES150 and KES250 per task depending on the type of work performed). Private-sector internships and training: interns receive KES6,000 per month.
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 38.7 Million (USD 60 Million Equivalent), Including SDR 19.35 Million (USD 30 Million Equivalent) in Pilot Crisis Response Window (CRW) Resources to the Republic Of Kenya for a Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/06/000333038_20100506013245/Rendered/ PDF/530900PAD0revi1IC10IDA1R20101005912.pdf>. Omolo, J. 2012. “Youth Employment in Kenya: Analysis of Labour Market and Policy Interventions.” FES Kenya Occasional Paper, No.1. Nairobi: FES. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://interactions.eldis.org/sites/interactions.eldis.org/files/database_sp/Kenya/Kazi%20Kwa%20 Vijana%20(KKV)/KKV%201.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Private-sector internships and training: monthly
References
World Bank. 2015. Implementation Status & Results Report Seq No: 12. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/ WDSContentServer/WDSP/AFR/2015/05/06/090224b082e49177/1_0/Rendered/PDF/ Kenya000Kenya00Report000Sequence012.pdf>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Beneficiaries receive their grants in cash.
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 38.7 Million (USD 60 Million Equivalent), Including SDR 19.35 Million (USD 30 Million Equivalent) in Pilot Crisis Response Window (CRW) Resources to the Republic Of Kenya for a Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/06/000333038_20100506013245/Rendered/ PDF/530900PAD0revi1IC10IDA1R20101005912.pdf>.
Benefit recipients
Beneficiaries
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Labour-intensive works and social support services: 3–6 months Private-sector internships and training: 8 cycles of 6 months each.
References
Kenya Private Sector Alliance. 2015. “Kenya Youth Empowerment Project.” KEPSA website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.kepsa.or.ke/projects/kyep/>. Omolo, J. 2012. “Youth Employment in Kenya: Analysis of Labour Market and Policy Interventions.” FES Kenya Occasional Paper, No.1. Nairobi: FES. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://interactions.eldis.org/sites/interactions.eldis.org/files/database_sp/Kenya/Kazi%20Kwa%20 Vijana%20(KKV)/KKV%201.pdf>.
Coverage
Labour-intensive works and social support services: 190,000 job opportunities (target coverage). Private-sector internships and training: this component has already reached 15,000 beneficiaries and another 5,600 are currently undergoing cycle 6.
References
World Bank. 2015. Implementation Status & Results Report Seq No: 12. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/ WDSContentServer/WDSP/AFR/2015/05/06/090224b082e49177/1_0/Rendered/PDF/ Kenya000Kenya00Report000Sequence012.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
USD145 million
References
World Bank. 2015. “Kenya Youth Empowerment Project.” World Bank website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P111546/kenya-youth-empowerment-project?lang=en>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Each component has its own monitoring and evaluation system. The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation activities of the labour-intensive works and social support services component, while KEPSA is responsible for these activities for the private-sector internships and training component.
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 38.7 Million (USD 60 Million Equivalent), Including SDR 19.35 Million (USD 30 Million Equivalent) in Pilot Crisis Response Window (CRW) Resources to the Republic Of Kenya for a Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/06/000333038_20100506013245/Rendered/ PDF/530900PAD0revi1IC10IDA1R20101005912.pdf>.
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Population Group
Youth