This version of the guide is the result of a thorough review by practitioners (implementers experienced in using CBT in Kenya). It reflects the on-going process of devolution in Kenya, new modalities for providing food assistance (such as cash transfers), and a renewed emphasis on mainstreaming protection into food assistance programmes. The changes are significant, and the guide will be tested on the ground during the April/May 2015 retargeting in response to changes in food needs identified by the 2015 Short-rains Assessment. A final version will be issued following after action review to capture feedback from the field teams in June 2015.
Community-Based Targeting Guide
For more than two decades, the Government of Kenya and the World Food Programme (WFP) have used community-based targeting (CBT) in relief and recovery interventions in Kenya as a reliable way to identify and reach food insecure households, with the full involvement and ownership of communities. Guidelines for community-based targeting were first developed in Kenya for the 1992 drought emergency operation, and have been revised several times since to reflect changes in the kind of assistance that is being provided, the way food assistance is coordinated in Kenya, and the way in which WFP and the Government work with cooperating partners.