Briefing Paper

The Need for a Comprehensive Legal Framework for Social Protection in Kenya

Globally, social protection (SP) is recognised as one of the approaches for tackling poverty and promoting inclusive growth. In Africa, social protection has become a mainstay in poverty reduction strategies with many African countries developing SP strategies. In Kenya, the government has put
in place various policy strategies to guide the implementation of SP interventions. However,
these policies have not been fully operationalised to ensure enjoyment of these rights by the beneficiaries. Two main challenges stand on the path to operationalising SP policy. They include limited research and the extent to which available evidence inform SP interventions.
This Policy Brief presents findings on Social Protection in Kenya with the aim to inform and
influence policy.