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Utafiti Sera: social protection in Kenya

African Policy Dialogue Utafiti Sera: policy knowledge community on social protection in Kenya.

Led by Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)

About the policy dialogue

Although researchers in Kenya seek to influence social protection policies and programmes with the knowledge that they generate, they face challenges ensuring that policy-makers use their evidence.

The proposed solution is to transform evidence generation and policy uptake processes through Utafiti Sera, a community of researchers, policymakers, policy practitioners and users. Utafiti Sera aims at ensuring that research evidence on social protection becomes available and is used to inform policy decisions and practices.

Partners

  • Ministry of Labour and East African Affairs
  • Ministry of Devolution and Planning
  • Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS)
  • Development partners (World Bank, UNICEF, ILO, DFID, SIDA, WFP, AfDB , among others)
  • Civil society organizations implementing social protection programmes in Kenya (Oxfam, World Vision, Action Aid, HelpAge International, Care
    Kenya, Save the Children)
  • Selected county governments
  • Payment service providers (KCB and Equity Bank)
  • Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
  • Development Initiatives
  • Institute for Development Studies and School of Economics, University of Nairobi
  • African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
  • National Economic and Social Council (NESC)
  • African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD)
  • Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training
  • Parliamentary Service Commission
  • Select Committee on Social Policy and Social Protection
  • Nation Media Group
  • Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP)
  • National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
Objectives
  • To sustain a vibrant policy knowledge community on social protection in Kenya
  • To generate new and synthesize existing research evidence on social protection programmes and make
    them available to policy-makers and practitioners
  • To engage key policy-makers and practitioners through direct contact, policy advocacy and the use of
    issue champions
Country focus
  • Kenya