Author:Kenya CT-OVC Evaluation Team
Subject: Social Protection and CCTs
" /> Abstract: The Kenya Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) The CT-OVC is the Government of Kenya’s flagship social protection programme, currently reaching approximately 130,000 households across the country. Its objective is to provide regular cash transfer payments to families living with OVC to encourage fostering and retention of children and to promote their human capital development. Eligible households, those who are ultra-poor and contain an OVC, receive a flat monthly transfer of Ksh 1500 (approximately US$20). An OVC is defined as a household resident between 0 and 17 years old with at least one deceased parent, or who is chronically ill, or whose main caregiver is chronically ill. The programme is unconditional, although households are informed that the care and protection of the resident OVC is their responsibility for receiving the cash payment. (…)

keywords: Does the Unconditional Kenya’s Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children have Impacts on Schooling?
Date Publication: 04/16/2012 (All day)
Type/Issue: One Pager / 147
Language: English