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Transfer Values in Kenya’s National Social Security System

2018 — By Bjorn Gelders, Stephen Kidd

This report, commissioned by the World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) seeks to examine the current transfer values of Kenya’s tax-financed social security schemes and assess whether they are set at an appropriate level. Transfer Values in Kenya’s National Social Security System, authored by Bjorn Gelders and Stephen Kidd from Development Pathways, compares the transfer values with a range of national and international benchmarks, including the household consumption and the food poverty line. It also examines to what extent transfer values have kept up with inflation. It makes a number of recommendations, including exploring the feasibility of expanding Kenya’s cash for assets programme to new counties with high levels of food and nutrition insecurity.