Evaluation of the Kenya Hunger Safety Net Programme Phase 2 Drought Emergency Scale-up Payments Process Review

Final report

This report presents findings from the process review of the Hunger and Safety Net Programme (HSNP) drought emergency scale-up payments, commissioned under the independent evaluation of the HSNP undertaken by Oxford Policy Management (OPM). The review provides an independent account of stakeholders’ experiences in the implementation of the first two rounds of emergency payments in April and May 2015. HSNP is an unconditional cash transfer programme in the four most northerly counties of Kenya, Mandera, Marsabit, Turkana and Wajir. When running at full scale it aims to provide the poorest 100,000 households with a regular cash payment into a bank account, reaching up to an additional 272,000 households with emergency payments to help mitigate the effects of shocks such as droughts and floods. As of November 2015, almost 85,000 households receive regular payments. Over 90,000 households received drought payments in April and May 2015. Further information about the HSNP can be found at http://www.hsnp.or.ke.