‘Raising the Social Protection Floor’ Conference Report

Nairobi, Kenya

Paper publication date: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The ‘Raising the Social Protection Floor’ dialogue sought to discuss how best to support the Kenyan government’s Social Protection programmes and strengthen partnerships between the government and civil society, development partners, the UN system and the private sector. The multi-stakeholder dialogue built upon nationwide experiences of urban Social Protection interventions that seek to address the economic impact of COVID-19 at the household level. It explored how social assistance specifically (ie regular non-contributory transfers from the government) could be expanded to people not currently enrolled in social protection programmes, be supported to become more shock-responsive and be strengthened to make it more effective, sustainable and accountable in the long-term. This conference report provides a summary of the panellist’s discussions.