Despite the fact that the global poverty rate has been halved since 2000, intensified efforts are required to boost the incomes, alleviate the suffering and build the resilience of those individuals still living in extreme poverty, in particular in sub-Saharan Africa. Social protection systems need to be expanded and risks need to be mitigated for disaster-prone countries, which also tend to be the most impoverished.

  • In 2013, an estimated 767 million people lived below the international poverty line of $1.90 a day — down from 1.7 billion people in 1999. That figure reflects a decrease in the global poverty rate from 28 per cent in 1999 to 11 per cent in 2013. The most significant progress was seen in Eastern and SouthEastern Asia, where the rate declined from 35 per cent in 1999 to 3 per cent in 2013. In contrast, 42 per cent of people in sub-Saharan Africa continued to subsist in conditions of extreme poverty in 2013.
  • In 2016, just under 10 per cent of the world’s workers were living with their families on less than $1.90 per person per day, down from 28 per cent in 2000. In the least developed countries, nearly 38 per cent of workers in 2016 were living below the poverty line.
  • Social protection systems are fundamental to preventing and reducing poverty and inequality at every stage of people’s lives, through benefits for children, mothers with newborns, persons with disabilities, older persons and thoses persons who are poor and without jobs. Preliminary data show that in 2016, only 45 per cent of the world’s population was effectively protected by a social protection system and that coverage varied widely across countries and regions.
  • In 2016, 68 per cent of people above retirement age received a pension. However, that global average masks large regional differences. In Oceania, excluding Australia and New Zealand, and in sub-Saharan Africa, only 10 per cent and 22 per cent, respectively, of people above retirement age received a pension in 2016.
  • Other vulnerable groups lack social protections as well. In 2016, only 28 per cent of people with severe disabilities collected disability benefits, only 22 per cent of unemployed individuals worldwide received unemployment benefits and only 41 per cent of women giving birth received maternity benefits.
  • Building the resilience of the poor and strengthening disaster risk reduction is a core development strategy for ending extreme poverty in the most afflicted countries. Economic losses from disasters are now reaching an average of $250 billion to $300 billion a year. Disaster risk globally is highly concentrated in low- and lower-middle-income countries. In relation to the size of their economies, small island developing States have borne a disproportionate impact.

Source: Report of the Secretary-General, “Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals”, E/2017/66


SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere

The global indicator framework was developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) and agreed to, as a practical starting point at the 47th session of the UN Statistical Commission held in March 2016. The report of the Commission, which included the global indicator framework, was then taken note of by ECOSOC at its 70th session in June 2016.
By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day
Proportion of population below the international poverty line, by sex, age, employment status and geographical location (urban/rural)
By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
Proportion of population living below the national poverty line, by sex and age
Proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable
Proportion of population covered by social protection floors/systems, by sex, distinguishing children, unemployed persons, older persons, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, newborns, work-injury victims and the poor and the vulnerable
By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
Proportion of population living in households with access to basic services
Proportion of total adult population with secure tenure rights to land, with legally recognized documentation and who perceive their rights to land as secure, by sex and by type of tenure
By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
Number of deaths, missing persons and persons affected by disaster per 100,000 people
Direct disaster economic loss in relation to global gross domestic product (GDP)a
Number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategiesa
Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions
Proportion of resources allocated by the government directly to poverty reduction programmes
Proportion of total government spending on essential services (education, health and social protection)
Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions
Proportion of government recurrent and capital spending to sectors that disproportionately benefit women, the poor and vulnerable groups

National Government investment in public service and Social Welfare Programmes – Elgeyo Marakwet County.


NYS Youth Empowerment Projects Marakwet East : Environmental management – Ongoing in major shopping centers
Marakwet East : Cohorts – 900 community youth biometrically registered and engaged
Marakwet West : Environmental management – Ongoing
Marakwet West : Cohorts – 598 community youth biometrically registered and engaged
Uwezo Fund Marakwet West Uwezo Fund : Ksh 21M disbursed 
Marakwet East Uwezo Fund : Ksh 21M disbursed 
Keiyo South Uwezo Fund : Ksh 19M disbursed 
Keiyo North Uwezo Fund : Ksh 18M disbursed 
Women Enterprise Fund MARAKWET WEST Women Enterprise Fund : Ksh 10M disbursed 
MARAKWET EAST Women Enterprise Fund : Ksh 6M disbursed 
KEIYO SOUTH Women Enterprise Fund : Ksh 9M disbursed 
KEIYO NORTH Women Enterprise Fund : Ksh 29M disbursed 
Youth Enterprise Development Fund MARAKWET WEST Youth Enterprise Development Fund : Ksh 26M disbursed 
MARAKWET EAST Youth Enterprise Development Fund : Ksh 25M disbursed 
KEIYO SOUTH Youth Enterprise Development Fund : Ksh 28M disbursed 
KEIYO NORTH Youth Enterprise Development Fund : Ksh 26M disbursed 
National Government Affirmative Action Fund National Government Affirmative Action Fund : KSh 64M disbursed
Inua Jamii: National Safety Net Programme (Cash Transfers) Inua Jamii: National Safety Net Programme (Cash Transfers) : Ksh Beneficiaries: 9,269
Amount disbursed: KSh 595M disbursed 


Ready!! Tuko Tayari. certified. Twasonga mbele pamoja.


Good afternoon friends,

This morning I presented my nomination papers to the IEBC chepkorio offices, and I was successfully cleared to contest for MCA seat, Kabiemit Ward riding on the Jubilee Vehicle.

We are at the final critical stretch in our democratic calendar of choosing leaders who will lead us from 2018 to 2022.

As we activate our campaigns, I urge my opponents to embrace issue based politics that respects the rule of law, protects the rights and freedom of every individual in our society.

I will therefore ask the great people of Kabiemit Ward to embrace the spirit of our national anthem which says that;

Ee Mungu nguvu yetu

Ilete Baraka kwetu

Haki iwe ngao na mlinzi

Natukae na undugu

Amani na uhuru

Raha tupate na ustawi.


Amkeni ndugu zetu

Tufanye sote bidi

Nasi tujitoe kwa nguzu

Nchi yetu ya kenya


Tuwe tayari kuilinda.


Natujenge taifa letu

Ee, ndio wajubu wetu

Kenya istahili heshima

Tuungane mikono

Pamoja kazini

Kila siku tuwe na shukrani.


The journey to better our ward starts now. #Forward&#Upward. Let us join hands and liberate ourselves from social and economic ills.

Elisha Kiplagat keitany for MCA, Kabiemit Ward 2017-2022.

Usawa, Umoja na Maendeleo.

Viva Kabiemit! God bless.

Going green.

Singapore, a tiny speck on the world map was an underdeveloped country back in 50s. This nation was also not blessed with any natural resources which could have been utilized for economic development. Yet, it achieved tremendous development and transformed into an economic powerhouse within a generation. The hard work and dedication of the government […]

via Singapore: It IS Easy Being Green! — Sree is travelling

Kabiemit iko Imara. #kongoimisiing

Chamgei Kabiemit. Chamgei Kenya.


On Thursday last week I received my nomination certificate & I would like to say Kongoi again to the people of kabiemit ward and all my supporters.



I’d like to thank the people of kabiemit ward for nominating me to represent them in the August 2017 general election as their jubilee candidate and hopefully as their second MCA under the constitution of Kenya, 2010. It is such an honor to be nominated as your next  MCA. I am humbled that you would place your faith and trust in me. This is a responsibility that I do not take lightly, and I will endeavor to represent you with the utmost transparency and boldness.


I would like to thank my opponent for running such a fair and competitive campaign and for opening my eyes to so many new perspectives regarding this office. I would also like to thank my campaign team and all of the many volunteers who worked tirelessly to help us achieve this accomplishment. I would also like to thank my family and friends for their unending support,my fraternity brothers for their late-night talks at the shopping centres. But most of all, thank you to the people of kabiemit ward for using your voice, your vote, to express your confidence in me.


I would like to ask you my brothers and sisters to join hands as we approach the general elections. Those of us who have not verified their status with IEBC should do so before 9th of June 2017.


It is now official that on 8/8/17 we will be facing our dear brothers representing KANU party and independent candidates.


Let me remind you that our main focus remains USAWA, UMOJA NA MAENDELEO.


our focus now is to unite with our brothers and sisters who didn’t manage to get the nominations ticket. We will work with them tirelessly to realize the full potential of our people.


Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.


God bless kabiemit ward, God bless EMC and God bless Kenya.