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Africa: Examining the Right to Social Protection in COVID-19 Responses

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:51

lawafrica.com (May 2020) The purpose of this paper is to examine current state interventions taken to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 using social protection in Uganda in comparison to what is happening in Kenya and South Africa. This paper will also briefly examine the impact of legal framework in supporting the right social protection in COVID-19 responses.

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Kenya: Cash transfer to the elderly, orphans and other vulnerable groups

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 04/07/2020 - 17:33

nation.co.ke (25.03.2020) Some of the measures announced by the government are: Appropriation of an additional Ksh. 10 Billion to the elderly, orphans and other vulnerable members of our society through cash-transfers by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, to cushion them from the adverse economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and tax relief for persons earning gross monthly income of up to Ksh. 24,000.

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How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect informal workers. Insights from Kenya

Submitted by gfilhon on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:28

theconversation.com (22.03.2020) COVID-19 is going to have a devastating impact on economies. Africa has a particular vulnerability because so many people work in the informal sector. In an interview with Moina Spooner from The Conversation Africa, Njeri Kinyanjui explains how this could unfold for Kenya’s informal labourers and whether there’s anything that can be done to support them.

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'I feel more loved.' Autonomy, self-worth and Kenya's universal pension: Summary Report

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 12/06/2019 - 14:55

Development Pathways (Nov 2019) The report focuses on the Inua Jamii Senior Citizens’ Programme which is a tax-financed benefit-tested social pension that is provided to Kenyans when they reach 70 years of age. By ensuring a universal income guarantee to all of Kenya citizens in old age, the programme represents Kenya’s largest tax-financed social security programme and its first entitlement scheme.

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Kenya: Population data will help us come up with robust social protection policies

Submitted by dfabbri on Fri, 08/30/2019 - 10:44

The Standard (29.08.2019)  If there is a constituency that stands to benefit most from the ongoing census, then it is the population that is benefitting from the Government’s social protection programmes.  Although the Government runs a credible cash transfer programme covering the elderly, disabled, famine-sticken, orphans and vulnerable children, there is a general feeling that the data of potential beneficiaries of the programmes is not accurate If there is a constituency that stands to benefit most from the ongoing census, then it is the population that is benefitting from the Governmen

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Africa
kenya
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Conditional Cash Transfers
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L'OMS approuve le plan de couverture maladie universelle du Kénya - Journal du Senegal

Submitted by dfabbri on Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:46

Journal du Senegal (11.12.2018)  L’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a approuvé le programme de couverture maladie universelle (CMU) du Kénya, dont la phase pilote doit être lancée jeudi à Kisumu (ouest) par le président Uhuru Kenyatta.En signe de soutien, le Directeur général de l’OMS, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesos a déclaré lundi qu’il mobilise les hauts responsables de son organisation pour assister à l’événement de lancement de Kisumu, qui marquera le début de la phase pilote du programme de la CMU dans quatre comtés de la région.

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[Blog] Congratulations to Kenya on the launch of its universal social pension, now how can we help make it a success?

Submitted by fabbri on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:18

HelpAge International (June 2018) Starting this week, more than half a million older women and men in Kenya are receiving their first ever pensions. Under the new Government-funded Inua Jamii 70 and Above universal social pension, launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday 2 June, all Kenyans over 70 will receive 2,000 shillings (just under US$20) per month.

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