Evaluation of FCDO’s COVID-19 Cash Transfer in Kenya

Publication language
Date published
01 Nov 2021
ePACT, Oxford Policy Management
Impact evaluation
Cash-based transfers (CBT), COVID-19
UK Aid

Oxford Policy Management (OPM) has been engaged by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) as the monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge (MEK) partner for the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) Phase 3. The HSNP has been delivering unconditional cash transfers (CTs) to approximately 100,000 poor and vulnerable households in Turkana, Marsabit, Mandera, and Wajir counties since 2009. In addition, mass registration efforts across the four counties mean that, during times of shock, mostly defined by drought conditions, the HSNP is able to rapidly scale up and reach up to a further 250,000 households. The third phase of the programme will transition the HSNP to full Government of Kenya (GoK) ownership and financing, while continuing to support vulnerable households with regular CTs and during shocks. The primary aim of the United Kingdom’s support to the HSNP Phase 3 is to build capacity within GoK to fully take over the management, leadership, and coordination functions required to deliver the HSNP, and to invest in disaster risk financing and approaches to economic inclusion