M5.1 Kenya Shaping Actions For Crisis Response

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M5.1 Kenya Shaping Actions For Crisis Response

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

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