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M5.1 Kenya Shaping Actions For Crisis Response M5.1 Kenya Shaping Actions For Crisis Response Presentation Transcript

  • PRESENTATION KENYA Module 5
  • Effects
    • 1.GDP growth rate 7.1% before December {post election violence 2007}. Now 0.6%
    • 2.Limited aid by donors
    • 3.Withdrawal of direct investment resulting to drop in prices at stock exchange
    • 4.Inflation caused by,
      • High fuel and food prices
      • Drought
      • leading to loss of jobs and increase in working poor
  • Measures Taken
    • Accelerating Employment creation, jobs recovery and sustaining enterprises
    • 1. East African Cooperation
      • Increase demand for labour, Regional markets and investment
      • 2. Trade and tourism promotions
      • to increase international markets eg tourism and flower councils, Horticultural devpt.
      • 3. Private banks and special schemes for MSMEs
      • and need youth entrepreneurs e.g Grassroots Business Fund, International youth foundation.
      • 4. Public/Private partnerships-Govt working with private banks to reduce interest rates
      • 5. Training- soft loans and training for MSMEs [ Techoserve]
      • 6. Additional spending on infrastructure eg roads, community based projects, KKV
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  • Measures Taken
    • Building social protection systems and protecting people
    • 1. Introduction of food subsidies through relief food, seed and fertilizer
    • 2. Increased social security by reaching out to informal sector and self employed workers
    • 3. Increased minimum wage between 18-20%
    • 4. Special funds for vulnerable groups eg women and youth Funds
    • 5. 5% of budget allocated to CDF
    • 6.Reforms in agricultural sector e.g tax concessions, credit facilities and expansion markets
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  • Measures Taken
    • Strengthening respect for international Labour Standards
    • Labour Inspection services and administration and enforcement
    • Implementation of new labour laws
    • Establishment of National Labour Board [Tripartism]
    • Training of tripartite partners through DANIDA Project
  • Measures Taken
    • Social Dialogue
    • 1. National Taskforce formed
    • 2. Prime Minister’s Roundtables
  • Challenges
    • Understaffing and under funding of Labour department and Institutions eg no funds for functioning of National Labour Board
    • Inadequate funding for infrastructural development to stimulate employment creation
    • Responsibilities lie with different Ministries eg Finance, Planning, Labour, Health, Ministry of State in Office of the President
    • Lack of Employment Policy and National Action Plan,
    • Limited social security coverage
  • CHALLENGES cont.
    • 6. Lack of concrete data on the impact of the crisis
    • 7. Lack of coordination of response to crisis
  • WAY FORWARD
    • Rapid assessment of effects of crisis is on going
    • Prioritize policy responses and create consensus
    • Create coordination mechanism for implementing response initiatives
    • Sensitise of line Ministries on the role of employment in economic growth and national development
    • Increase budgetary provisions for infrastructure and jobs creation
  • WAY FORWARD
    • Intervention
    • Rapid assessment of effects of crisis
    • Prioritize policy responses and create consensus
    • Create coordination mechanism for implementing response initiatives
    • Sensitize of line Ministries on the role of employment in economic growth and national development
    • Increase budgetary provisions for infrastructure and jobs creation
    • Actors
    • MOL with support from ILO {ongoing}
    • 2. National Tripartite plus Taskforce [established]
    • 3 + 4. MOL
    • a. Meeting between Task force and National Economic Council
    • b.
    • Inter Ministerial meeting of Permanent Secretaries.
    • 5. Min. of Finance