Piloting for the harmonized targeting tool for Government Cash Transfers Begins
Piloting for a harmonized targeting tool for the three cash transfer programmes under the Ministry of Labour and East African Affairs (MLEAA) i.e. Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC), Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT) and Cash Transfer for Persons with Severe Disabilities (CT-PWSD), begun on 17th March 2016 in Turkana County. The piloting exercise will also be undertaken in Nairobi and Kilifi Counties between April and May this year.
From L:Stefanie Bitengo and Vera Mweu from the Social Protection Secretariat, Daniel Musembi from CT-OVC and other officers who formed the piloting team for the harmonized targeting tool, listen to a briefing from the Turkana County Speaker Geoffrey Kaituko when they paid a courtesy call to him in his office in March this year.
At the initial stage, the harmonized targeting tool will be used across the CT-OVC, OPCT and PWSD and will later be extended to include Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP).
The development and launch of the harmonized targeting tool marks a milestone step towards achieving the goal of consolidating the four principal government Cash transfer programmes namely CT-OVC, OPCT, PWSD and HSNP.Harmonized targeting forms one of the key pillars for consolidation of implementation of the cash transfer programmes and it is expected to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the overall implementation of the NSNP.