accountability

K enya’s GDP has been growing at more than 5% for most of the past decade.1 This growth has however not been translating into reduced poverty with an estimated 17 million Kenyans still living below the international poverty line of USD $ 1.90 a day.2 In addition to this, the inequality gap in Kenya...
The Government of Kenya is committed to providing universal coverage of quality health services to its population without subjecting them to financial hardship. This requires a substantial increase in public spending. However, fiscal resources have become increasingly scarce. Greater value for...
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Oxfam is an implementing partner for Water Sector Trust Fund, in the Water and Livelihood Programme targeting Turkana West Sub County of Turkana County host and refugee communities. The Programme is funded by the Royal Embassy of Denmark, through the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA...
The value of domestic and unpaid care work lies in its recognition and appreciation as a valuable contributor to everyday life. However, this work is often discounted through the patriarchal lens of value and work. In fact, it's the very definition as work that is not really regarded as such, is an...
Shadrack helping his wife on household chores.
Nairobi, Kenya - Oxfam in Kenya hosted a media breakfast on 13th February 2020 to sensitize the media on unpaid care and domestic work (UCDW). UCDW is a social good and a driver of economic growth. It is estimated that it contributes USD 10 trillion to the global economy every year but it remains...
Tabitha Mwikali, 36, a domestic worker hanging clothes for her employer in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. 2016
Oxfam in Kenya through its Women’s Rights Programme commissioned a Household Care Survey (HCS) between October 2018 and March 2019. The objective of the survey was to understand how Unpaid Care and Domestic Work (UCDW) impacts men and women, boys and girls at the household level, targeting five...
Tabitha Mwikali, 36, a domestic worker hanging clothes for her employer in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. 2016
Nairobi, Kenya 5th December 2019 – Oxfam in Kenya today will launch a household care survey report on the gendered patterns of unpaid care and domestic work in five urban informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya. Oxfam in Kenya through its Women’s Rights Programme commissioned a Household Care Survey...
Oxfam in Kenya annual report highlights some of the key results achieved in 2018–2019 through our work with different partners in the four main thematic areas. That includes; Women rights, tax justice, natural resources and humanitarian systems strengthening.
Oxfam in Kenya’s work on governance and accountability seeks to address the root causes of poverty and inequalities in Kenya by tackling the linked problems of poor governance, specifically tax inequality and the shrinking civic space.
Oxfam aims to ensure women, men and youth in poor and marginalized communities secure their rights to access, control, own and benefit equitably from the exploitation of land, extractive resources and other natural resources in the areas they live.

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