Official poverty figures for Kenya put poverty incidence at 36% in 2015/16 – a reduction in poverty of 11 percentage points since 2005/06 – however major factors remain to be overcome to further improve the translation of growth to poverty reduction.
This policy guide explores how access to energy can assist with policies for the chronically poor. Over the past two years, the challenge of providing people living in poverty with access to modern energy has been prominent in policy debates.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have increased support for poverty reduction. For over a decade, they have provided a ‘moral compass’ to measure progress towards crucial human development targets, from poverty reduction to tackling disease.