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Kenya Equity in Education Project (KEEP) II - Cash Transfers Tracking System

Globally, only 1 in 4 adolescent refugees makes it to secondary school, and for every ten refugee boys enrolled, there are fewer than seven girls. Dadaab and Kakuma in Northern Kenya are two of the world’s largest refugee settlements. In Dadaab, just 7% of girls continue to secondary education compared to 22% boys.

Country/Region: Kenya
Dates/Duration: 2017 - 2020
Funded by: DFID
Funders: WUSC

Globally, only 1 in 4 adolescent refugees makes it to secondary school, and for every ten refugee boys enrolled, there are fewer than seven girls. Dadaab and Kakuma in Northern Kenya are two of the world’s largest refugee settlements. In Dadaab, just 7% of girls continue to secondary education compared to 22% boys. The Kenya Equity in Education Project (KEEP) II, a six-year DFID and GEC funded project (2017-2023), aiming to improve the attendance, retention and performance of marginalised girls in primary and secondary school in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps and surrounding host communities.

As part of the four-year project (2019-2023), CGA is developing real or near real time systems to will provide conditional cash transfers (CCTs) to the most vulnerable adolescent girls and young women with low school attendance and other marginalising factors, such as disability or living in child-headed households. Cash transfers will be used to offset the cost of attending school, including menstrual hygiene management.

Outputs and Resources

CGA developed keeptransfers.org to track refugees across two camps, allowing us to fast-track money to out of school students during COVID-19 onset.

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