Utafiti Sera Research Policy Community on Social Protection in Kenya: First Forum Report

Utafiti Sera, established by PASGR and INCLUDE, represents a community of researchers and policy actors that work together to ensure appropriate policy actions and uptake occur either through programmes, legislation, policies or administrative and other actions around an issue for which research has provided evidence, in this case social protection (SP) in Kenya. AIHD is supporting PASGR to implement the activities under Utafiti Sera.

This report focuses on the first Utafiti Sera forum on Social Protection that took place on May 10, 2016 in Nairobi. The aim of the forum was to provide an opportunity for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss pertinent and current issues on SP in Kenya that need policy attention. The issues of focus during the forum were: i) legislation on SP; ii) universalism as a way of reducing targeting errors; iii) exit and graduation mechanisms of cash transfers; iv) mechanisms for financing SP; and v) effective coordination of SP programmes.

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