Women’s Empowerment in Kenya

It has long been recognised that women’s empowerment is a precondition for sustained economic development and poverty reduction; and that it is inexorably linked to social transformation. Empowerment of women and girls has therefore been incorporated in numerous policy and legal instruments like the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Maputo Protocol amongst others. In addition to signing and ratifying these documents, the Government of Kenya mainstreamed women’s empowerment through several articles in its 2010 Constitution. The topic holds an important place in the country’s key development policy and strategy documents.

Women’s Empowerment in Kenya

Comprehensive Poverty Report

This report measured multidimensional poverty among children, youths, adult women and men, and the elderly in Kenya; studied the relationship between monetary and multidimensional poverty; and identified factors associated with poverty among children, youths and women. The report also identities the most vulnerable population groups that are both multidimensional and monetary poor, and sheds light into
geographical inequalities with realisation of rights and fulfillment of basic needs. In addition to addressing the existing data gaps on well-being in Kenya, the findings of the report are readily usable for monitoring Kenya’s progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets 1.1 and 1.2, SDG 5 targets and for continuous monitoring of the Vision 2030 and the “Big Four” Agenda among other programmes. The findings of the report are also intended to inform gender-sensitive policies and programmes aimed at enhancing well-being and gender equality at the national and county level.

 

Comprehensive Poverty Report

Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for July 2020

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for July, 2020. These numbers were generated from a survey of retail prices that targeted a basket of household consumption goods and services. The survey was conducted during the second and third weeks of the month, with prices being obtained from selected retail outlets located in 50 data collection zones, of which 14 are in Nairobi and 36 in other urban areas.

The CPI increased by 0.08 per cent from 108.27 in June 2020 to 108.35 in July 2020. The overall year on year inflation in July 2020 stood at 4.36 per cent.

Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for July 2020

THE NATIONAL VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN SURVEY REPORT, 2019

The Government through the Department of Children Services in collaboration with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics conducted a national survey that measured the prevalence, nature and consequences of physical, emotional and sexual violence against children in Kenya in 2019.

The Violence against Children (VAC) Survey was a national household survey targeting females and males aged 13-24 years and heads of households with females and males aged 13-24 years. HIV testing and counseling was offered to those aged 15-24 years by trained counselors based on national testing algorithm. According to the survey, 62.6 percent of females experienced multiple incidences of sexual violence in childhood.

Violence against Children is significantly rampant in Kenya and a serious public health, human rights and social problem. The consequences of violence on its survivors are often devastating, causing negative outcomes associated with physical health, social mobility, success and mental health.

KENYA VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN SURVEY, 2019

CONSUMER PRICE INDICES AND INFLATION RATES FOR JUNE 2020

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for June, 2020. The overall year on year inflation in June 2020 stood at 4.59 per cent compared to a revised inflation rate of 5.33 per cent recorded in May 2020. The CPI decreased by 0.31 per cent from 108.60 in May 2020 to 108.27 in June 2020.

These numbers were generated from a survey of retail prices that targeted a basket of household consumption goods and services. The survey was conducted during the second and third weeks of the month, with prices being obtained from selected retail outlets located in 50 data collection zones, 14 of which are in Nairobi and 36 in other urban areas.

CONSUMER PRICE INDICES AND INFLATION RATES FOR JUNE 2020

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LAUNCH OF THE REPORT OF THE SURVEY ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HOUSEHOLDS

The World is battling to contain the Corona Virus disease (COVID-19) which has been ravaging the global economies. The first case of COVID-19 in Kenya was confirmed on 13th March 2020 and as of Monday, 18th May 2020 the confirmed cases stood at 912.

The disease which is highly contagious has led to many countries taking drastic measures in order to curb its spread. In Kenya, the Government has introduced a raft of measures including banning of all passenger flights, temporary closure bars, suspension of learning in all education institutions, dusk to dawn curfew, cessation of movement in and out of some high-risk areas among others.

For targeted response and sound formulation of strategies and policies, accurate quality data is important. It is in recognition of this that the National Economic and Business Response Working Group tasked the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics to undertake a survey on Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Households.

The survey, which is population-based, will be implemented in 6 waves until July 2020. The objectives of the survey include measurement of the impact of COVID-19 on health, labour market, transport, and housing. The survey is also aimed at assessing the awareness of COVID-19 and the appropriate protective measures. The data collection for the first wave was undertaken from 2nd   to 9th  May 2020. The survey is being implemented using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews (CATI) approach in which the interviews are conducted through telephone.

Survey Report on Socio Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Households

SPEECH BY (AMB.) UKUR YATANI, EGH, CABINET SECRETARY, THE NATIONAL TREASURY AND PLANNING, DURING THE LAUNCH OF THE REPORT OF THE SURVEY ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HOUSEHOLDS

 

 

 

THE HOUSEHOLD SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY OF CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread across the globe affecting the social life of citizens, creating shocks in the economies. In Kenya, the potential spread of the disease is likely to affect the well being of citizens, and an increase in the number of poor and vulnerable households is imminent.  This calls for a swift and coordinated policy approach by the Government in responding to the crisis to cushion Kenyans from the adverse effects of the pandemic. For the Government to respond appropriately, quality data on the effects of the pandemic is urgently needed.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, a government agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating statistical data in Kenya, will conduct a survey on the socio – economic impact of Corona Virus (COVID-19) on households and individuals in the country.

The objectives of the survey will be to:

  • Assess Kenyans’ awareness, knowledge, and practice on protective measures of COVID-19
  • Evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on Household Health.
  • Measure the impact of the COVID-19 on employment and earnings in the Kenyan labour market.
  • Gauge the impact of the COVID-19 on food security.
  • Estimate the impact of COVID-19 on transport cost.
  • Assess the impact of the COVID-19 on housing, among other aspects

Since the Corona Virus is highly contagious, a face-to-face survey will not be feasible. The Bureau will conduct the survey through telephone calls, to get the required data.  KNBS interviewers will call respondents and administer a questionnaire through their mobile phones. The mobile phone numbers to be used by interviewers in the following ranges:

  • 0110005665 – 6077
  • 0110008518 – 8588
  • 0110099477 – 9577

The Bureau will randomly sample a representative number of individuals spread across the 47 counties to participate in the survey. Data will be collected from the same individuals and households twice a month.

We hereby request all Kenyans selected in this survey to cooperate and provide accurate information as requested. The information given through this survey will be treated with strict confidentiality as provided for in the Statistics Act 2006.

Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for April 2020

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for April, 2020. The CPI increased by 0.86 per cent from 107.00 in March 2020 to 107.92 in April 2020. The overall year on year inflation in April 2020 stood at 5.62 per cent from a revised 5.51 per cent in March 2020.

These numbers are based on the new CPI whose base period is February 2019. They were generated from a survey of retail prices that targeted a basket of household consumption goods and services that was derived from the results of the 2015/16 Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS). The retail price survey was conducted during the second and third weeks of the month, with prices being obtained from selected retail outlets located in 50 data collection zones, 14 of which are in Nairobi and 36 in other urban areas.

Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for April 2020

ECONOMIC SURVEY 2020

The economic activity in the domestic economy remained vibrant in 2019 although the performance was slower relative to 2018. The real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 5.4 per cent in 2019 compared to a growth of 6.3 per cent in 2018. The growth, albeit slower than 2018 was spread across all sectors of the economy but was more pronounced in service-oriented sectors.

The slower growth in 2019 was also reflected in other macroeconomic indicators. The annual inflation increased from 4.7 per cent in 2018 to 5.2 per cent in 2019. The upsurge in inflation was mainly due to less favourable weather conditions in first half of 2019. Weather conditions gradually improved over the remaining part of the year causing drops in food as well as overall inflation. Prudent macroeconomic policies as well as a relatively stable Kenya shilling against the major currencies especially the US dollar helped in containing the inflation.

ECONOMIC SURVEY 2020

ECONOMIC SURVEY 2020 POPULAR VERSION

SPEECH BY (AMB.) UKUR YATANI, EGH, CABINET SECRETARY, THE NATIONAL TREASURY AND PLANNING, DURING THE LAUNCH OF THE 2020 ECONOMIC SURVEY REPORT

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