Technical Memorandum: Kenya

This needs assessment of Kenya's labour administration and inspection systems was carried out upon the request of the Kenya Ministry of Labour. The exercise was part of the Government's initiative to build the capacity of its labour administration and inspection institutions following comprehensive national labour law reforms in 2007.

The mission was an opportunity to consider the implementation of this new legislation and its impact on the structure and delivery of services of national and local labour administration and inspection bodies.

The mission team collected both quantitative and qualitative data through a desk survey complemented by interviews with labour officers and social partners in a number of districts in Kenya. Based on the information gathered during this exercise, this report was prepared and includes a series of findings and recommendations to help the Ministry of Labour and social partners prioritize the country’s labour administration and inspection needs and to consider what follow-up actions could be taken to enhance the Ministry’s performance.