The Enhanced Single Registry is implemented as part of Component 1 of the Kenya Social and Economic Inclusion Programme (KSEIP) – Enhancing institutional capacity and social protection delivery systems,

particularly the coverage and functionality of the Social Registry as well as continuing to improve the efficiency of other delivery mechanisms.

In realization of this component, the Government of Kenya has established the need to implement the Enhanced Single Registry (ESR). The objective of the ESR is to collect, update, link, and ensure the quality of data on households and persons in poverty and with other vulnerabilities. The ESR is also meant to support the expansion and scalability of social assistance programmes. As a result, the government has commissioned a three-year ESR data collection exercise in all the 345 sub-counties in Kenya.

As such, this Third-Party Quality Assurance process is to guarantee a high-quality data collection process and high-quality data from the household (HH) registration. Results from the quality assurance exercise will determine whether areas with unsatisfactory data quality will be re-enumerated.

This assignment will require recollecting data from a sample of the households registered in six counties (to establish quality/accuracy of data gathered), and the assessment of the data collection processes – such as; sensitization, mobilization, listing, registration, and overall coordination. In this regard, there would be a need to conduct interviews with the National, County, Sub- County, and Community level stakeholders to gain information on the activities, capacities, and levels of coordination around the household level data collection. The interviews will be preceded by a review of existing field reports, action plans, and data sets.

The six counties targeted for phase I of the data quality assurance exercise include; Makueni, Vihiga, Isiolo, Samburu, Garissa, and Tana River Counties.