This document sets out the objectives, framework and operating procedures to be used by HSNP in scaling up cash transfers (CTs) in response to drought (and other climate induced hazards or crisis ) in the four counties in Kenya where HSNP operates. The Guidelines draw on the on HSNP Scalability Policy and the ‘Options Paper for Scaling Up HSNP Payments’ prepared in March 2015. These documents set out the rationale for the current approach to scalability and how cost modelling was used to narrow down options and approaches.
During the development of the initial guidelines in early 2015 the drought situation in several of the HSNP counties declined significantly, NDMA, with funding support from DFID, decided to implement an immediate scale up of CTs. As a result, two pilot scale up payments were made in April and May 2015.