Social Protection Monitoring Country Report | Kenya

Main recommendations

  • There should be a stronger focus on increasing opportunities in the labour market and providing appropriate skills training, especially for young people who occupy a large proportion of the unemployed.
  • The EU should strengthen its engagement and structured dialogue with in-country civil society organisations. A space for civil society to work
  • with the EU should be developed ensuring that all voices are heard, particularly those at the grassroots, thus avoiding elite capture.
  • The EU should work with civil society organisations to ensure citizens are informed about their right to social protection as well as about  existing programmes, and to increase demand for accountability from decisionmakers and service providers.
  • Support should be given to the further development of the financing plan for social protection and ensure that concrete steps are taken to ensure adequate funding. A potential source of revenue could be taxation, particularly of the extractive industries.