Registration & Targeting


Registration for HSNP2:

A highly intensive registration exercise was carried out between November 2012 to May 2013 in which approximately 374,000 were registered in the four counties of Turkana, Marsabit, Wajir and Mandera.Registration was carried out by several INGOs: CARE in Marsabit, Oxfam in Turkana North and Central, World Vision in Turkana South and East, Save the Children UK in Mandera and in partnership with WASDA and ALDEF in Wajir. Registration was undertaken by sub-location where two major activities took place that is: 

  1. A community based targeting (CBT) / wealth ranking exercise
  2. Individual household registration on MIS

Data collected from the households will be also be used by Government and other agencies involved in drought intervention and other development programmes targeting the four counties.


HSNP2 used a selection criteria that was agreed by the Government and the key stakeholders. The data you provided was used to generate the list of beneficiaries that reflected the socio-economic status of your household.The information provided by each household at registration was used to generate a wealth score for every household. This was combined with communities’ wealth ranking exercises to develop a wealth ranking across all counties. Some parts of certain Counties are poorer than others hence the reason why some areas were allocated more beneficiaries than others.

The overall number of beneficiaries for each county was calculated using a modified Government’s standard approach, the County Resource Allocation (CRA). This provides 25% equally with the rest allocated according to population and poverty levels (based on national statistics).

Read more: HSNP2 Targeting Summary
Read more: HSNP2 PMT

HSNP2 Registration and targeting lessons learnt

DFID commissioned a study on HSNP2 Registration and targeting with the three core objectives:

  1. To critically understand the process, methodology and results of a) registration and b) targeting for HSNP 2.
  2. To understand the perspectives and perceptions of different stakeholders.
  3. To learn lessons, in particular on political economy that can inform the on-going implementation of HSNP2 and the design of the re-registration process planned for 2015/16.

Read more: HSNP2 Registration and targeting lessons learnt report 2015

Pilot Harmonised Registration and Community Based Validation in Turkana February- May 2016

In December 2015 the Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection (MEACLSP) issued a draft Harmonised Targeting Methodology for the NSNP.  This set out two approaches to national pilots to be undertaken in three counties of the country.  It was agreed that NDMA will lead one of the pilot approaches in Turkana.  Other NSNP programmes agreed to lead the pilots in Nairobi and Kilifi. Turkana is the only pilot area where all four NSNP CT programmes are operational together.  Therefore the approach taken in Turkana varied from that proposed in Nairobi and Kilifi.

The Turkana pilot exercise was led by the HSNP team within NDMA but in close collaboration with the other relevant CT departmental staff within the MEACLSP.  The approach in Turkana was based on a proposal prepared by HSNP and approved by the SPS in February 2016.  An initial household registration exercise (and some community based validation activities) took place in Turkana in February and March 2016 in three pilot Sub-Locations.

Read: Report on Pilot Harmonised Registration May 2017



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