Aimed at providing a social protection system through regular cash transfers to families living with orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), the programme sought to encourage fostering and retention of children within their families and communities, thereby resulting in human capital development. Implemented by the Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection (MEACLSP), Government of Kenya with financial assistance UNICEF, The World Bank, DFID and Sida, the Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) is the largest social protection programme in Kenya.
We contributed to the monitoring and evaluation framework, including conducting an end-line survey for an impact evaluation on the Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) programme in Kenya. A baseline survey was conducted in 2012 and this end-line survey was the final round of survey data collection expected as part of this impact evaluation.
- Increase school enrolment, attendance and retention for 6 to 17 year old children in basic school (up to standard 8)
- Reduce the rate of mortality and morbidity among 0 to 5 year old children, through immunisations, growth monitoring and vitamin A supplement provision.
- Encourage caregivers to obtain identity cards within the first six months after enrolment, birth certificates for children and death certificates for deceased parents.
- Coordinate with other ministries and partners training on areas such as nutrition and reproductive health.
- Provide guidance and refer cases related to HIV/AIDS, both among adults and children who are members of the household.