The WE-CARE PROJECT BASELINE STUDY (NAIROBI, KIAMBU AND KITUI COUNTIES)
This baseline study was commissioned with the aim of creating a comprehensive understanding of project context and the UCDW policy landscape in Kenya between April 2017 and 31st March 2020,
Three years before the initiation of the WE-Care project. Results from the survey would then provide project stakeholders with detailed quantitative and qualitative baseline data on key project indicators to enable them to measure changes taking place over the course of the project period, learn from the implementation, assess progress, adjust if necessary and inform decision making at different levels.
The baseline study was designed to address the following three objectives;
- Assess the operational environment, and determine the drivers and contextual challenges to addressing Unpaid Care Domestic Work (UCDW) in the respective counties.
- Retrospectively establish baseline values for the project indicators (outcomes) level and recommend any adjustments of targets based on the findings of the baseline study.
- Generate recommendations to further inform the strategic approaches adopted towards influencing government action/policy.
The study is undertaken through a qualitative and iterative approach, administering qualitative instruments to collect the data and information from the purposively selected project and partners’ representatives in three counties. The overall approach is influenced by the understanding that this is a retrospective baseline study. It is therefore a reflection on the situation before phase IV of the project was initiated from April 2020, and the study aims to capture the context and status of UCDW narrative and policy in the country.
The study sought to respond to the following research questions:
- What is the operational environment, the drivers and contextual challenges to addressing Unpaid Care Domestic Work in the respective counties?
- What are the baseline values for the project indicators (outcome) level and any possible adjustments of targets?
- What best practices and recommendations would inform the strategic approaches adopted towards influencing government action/policy?