The Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) programme, implemented by the Government of Kenya with the support of UNICEF, the World Bank and DFID, is one of the flagship programmes in Kenya’s Vision 2030 and a core part of the government’s National Safety Net Programme. The objective of the CT-OVC programme is to strengthen the capacity of the poor to care for and protect OVC, to encourage their fostering and retention within their families and communities, and to promote their human capital development. The programme is targeted at ultra-poor households with OVC up to 17 years old with at least one deceased parent, or a parent who is chronically ill, or whose main caregiver is chronically ill.
FAO. Policy Brief: The Economic Impacts of the CT-OVC Programme in Kenya. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy (2013) 4 pp.