As part of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection’s activities to transform the National Safety Net Programme into a responsive, harmonised social protection programme, an Enhanced Single Registry (ESR) is being developed that will function as a social registry. The purpose of this research is to ensure that the views and needs of the potential users of the ESR at the county (and national) level are reflected in its design so that the ESR will be used to deliver social protection (and other) programmes, including during times of shock. Overall, we find great enthusiasm about the concept of the ESR and, drawing on our findings, provide recommendations for the design and roll-out of the ESR.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 200 countries/territories have expanded and adapted their social protection systems to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic. Maintains is conducting a cross-country study to provide an operational assessment of these social protection responses using the conceptual framework described in this working paper.
Authored by Rodolfo Beazley, with Alexandra Doyle, Madhumitha Hebbar, Karin Seyfert, and Ludovico Carraro
All Maintains evidence and articles relating to COVID-19 can be found here.
This working paper presents research findings on how country level actors prepare for and respond to climate shocks. In particular, recent drought and flood events in 2019 in northern Kenyan counties are analysed across formal health system sub-components of governance, finance, information systems, medical products, infrastructure and workforce. Authored by Matt Fortnam, Peter Hailey, Emily Mbelenga, Nancy Balfour, Stephen Odhiambo, and Elijah Odundo
Maintains Kenya and Uganda Health and Nutrition Research Protocol: Health System Shock Responsiveness
This Kenya research plan addresses the research question “How can health systems be made climate shock responsive for all?” The research spans the period 2020-2023 and will take place in Turkana, Marsabit and Wajir counties in Kenya. Authored by Matt Fortnam, Peter Hailey, Teddy Atim, Emily Mbelenga, and Nancy Balfour