26 September 2019

Social policy and social protection

Situation, In Kenya, 53 per cent of children are multi-dimensionally poor, meaning that they are deprived in more than one area, including lack of access to education, housing, nutrition, water and sanitation. In 2010, responsibility for providing a range of social services was devolved to Kenya’s 47 counties. Now, county governments spend 41 per cent of…, Resources, Research and Reports Reports in support of devolution Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Kenya, 2017 Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Kenya, 2017 Impact Report, 2014 - 2018 Impact Report, 2014 - 2018, UNICEF's response, UNICEF’s goal for social policy is to decrease inequity and ensure a significant reduction in multi-dimensional child poverty. We are working with the Government to increase the number of children from the poorest and most vulnerable households who benefit from child-sensitive policies. In 2020, we worked with partners to develop knowledge…, COVID-19 response, The measures to contain COVID-19 also affected families financially. Curfews, travel restrictions and market closures reduced people’s incomes. UNICEF responded by increasing cash transfers to more than 12,000 of the most vulnerable families across Kenya. Cash transfers are among the most effective ways to support families during emergencies,…, Social policy in numbers, Social inclusion In Kenya, 52.5 per cent of children are multi-dimensionally poor. contract County governments spend 41% of their resources on social services. list In 2020, UNICEF trained 600 government staff on social protection. cash 1.7 million households were reached with cash transfers in 2020.