Appeals & Response Plans
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Kenya: Floods - Apr 2016
- Kenya: Floods - Nov 2015
- Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Kenya: Drought - 2014-2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013
Most read reports
- ECHO Factsheet – Kenya – October 2018
- Four taken ill amid cholera fears in Tharaka-Nithi County
- Measles outbreak: Two people dead, 300 infected in Mandera
- Kenya: Kakuma New Arrival Registration Trends 2018 (as of 30 September 2018)
- Kenya: Kakuma and Kalobeyei Population Statistics by Country of Origin, Sex and Age Group (as of 30 September 2018)
FOREWORD FROM THE HONOURABLE MARIE-CLAUDE BIBEAU, MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LA FRANCOPHONIE, GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, September 2018
While conflicts between states have declined dramatically in past years, conflicts within states – frequently involving non-state actors – are on the rise. The result is human displacement, leaving millions of people with few opportunities, limited access to services and an uncertain future.
A total of 22 participants from Government, various donor agencies, INGOs and the Red Cross movement (annex) attended this half day learning event to reflect on the use of cash in the drought response in Kenya in 2017/18 and consider how cash coordination might be strengthened in future.
This short report brings together the thoughts and reflections from the meeting.
Cash and vouchers have been used in drought response interventions in Kenya for some years. Early warning indicators have triggered crisis payments via the Hunger Safety Net Programme; cash for assets interventions have reached thousands of households and a myriad of cash and voucher programmes have been implemented in urban and rural areas.
The preparation of this paper involved reviewing multiple reports and drawing together lessons, recommendations and observations which could be of value to agencies using cash and vouchers as part of a drought related response in Kenya. The reports which were reviewed considered the use of cash and vouchers in drought related responses in urban and rural areas; they included short and long term responses by a variety of agencies and using various payment methods.
To give a little context:
A case study of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme and Kenya’s Hunger Safety Net Programme
Led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) with support from Concern Worldwide, this research aims to answer the key question: Are electronic transfers more cost-efficient than traditional manual based cash delivery methods, and under what conditions?
This policy paper looks at a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the unconditional cash transfer program implemented by the NGO GiveDirectly in Western Kenya between 2011 and 2012, in which poor rural households received unconditional cash transfers through the mobile money system M-Pesa.
This thematic report has been undertaken as part of a 2013 research study entitled, Is Cash Transfer Programming ‘Fit for the Future’? The research was commissioned by the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) and undertaken by the Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP), King’s College London. The overall project intends to understand how changes in the broader global and humanitarian landscape may evolve in the future (up to 2025), and how these changes might shape cash transfer programming (CTP).
In response to the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa in 2011, cash transfer programming (CTP) has been used extensively as a modality to meet humanitarian needs. Partly because the conditions permitted it (functioning markets, cash economies and delivery mechanisms), and partly because delivering in-kind assistance was almost impossible in some severely affected and insecure areas (particularly South Central Somalia), CTP was an appropriate response. This is the first disaster in which aid agencies have implemented cash transfers on such a huge scale.
Based principally on three cases studies (Pakistan, Haiti, and the Horn of Africa), the objective of this comparative study is to draw on lessons learnt for better coordination of cash transfer programmes (CTP) in future emergencies.
This study has been commissioned by the CaLP and conducted by Groupe URD.
It comes to the following conclusions: