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"A situational analysis of poverty in Kenya
Estimating poverty profiles in Kenya: methodologies for monitoring the impact of PRSPs
Kimalu, P. Nafula, N. Manda, D. K. Mwabu, G. Kimenyi, M. / Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) , 2002
According to the 1997 welfare monitoring survey, more than half of Kenya’s population was poor. Growth-led poverty-reduction approaches in Kenya have been criticised on the grounds that they ignore the non-income aspects of poverty. The authors also note how recent development experiences indicate that rapid and politically sustainable progress on poverty reduction has been achieved by pursuing a strategy that has the two key elements of promoting broad-based economic growth and providing basic social services to the poor.
The Kenyan government, together with donors, the private sector, the civil society and other stakeholders, therefore prepared a Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) to fight poverty. However, to ascertain and monitor the impact of such programmes and projects from time to time, estimates of poverty indices and profiles at different points in time are necessary. This paper therefore attempts to estimate poverty indices and profiles for the year 2000 using poverty estimates based on 1994 and 1997 welfare monitoring surveys.
The paper therefore claims to establish a methodology for updating existing poverty rates. In particular, it establishes baseline poverty rates for 2000, which can be used to assess progress in reducing poverty over the period 2001–2003. The authors note however, that to make such an assessment, information is needed on the change in growth and income distribution that can be attributable to antipoverty measures. It is assumed that certain changes in economic conditions and distribution over the period 2001–2003 would be identified with investments to reduce poverty."
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