MONETARY TRANSFERS AND ACCOMPANYING MEASURES
Direct cash transfers to poor households
The cash transfer component provides predictable, timely transfers to eligible households. The fact that these transfers are made in a timely manner is intended to ensure that the objectives of the program related to the stabilization and increase of consumption and the protection of assets are achieved. The predictability of transfers should enable households to maximize the use of money and help them make investments in their well-being, including planning and investing in the future, particularly in human capital.
The duration of participation in the program for selected households has been set at 36 months. In the context of new financing (FA2, Multilateral Fund), the amount of transfers will increase from 10,000 FCFA to 15,000 FCFA. Payments will be made to recipients every two (2) or three (3) months.
Payment Agencies will be recruited to make payments to beneficiary households.
Accompanying measures, information, training and communication sessions for the promotion of investment in human capital.
Accompanying measures (MA) consist mainly of communication activities that provide beneficiaries with information / training that promotes investment in human capital.
The purpose of these AM operations is to maximize the effects of cash transfers (TM) on beneficiary households.
Thus, in the context of the new financing mobilized, the UTGFS will focus FA2 MA’s operations on the promotion of early childhood, notably the respect of children’s rights and the encouragement of households to invest in the well-being of their children. children.
Under the GFMP, UTGFS has opted for conditional cash transfers. For this purpose, the AM operations would aim to monitor compliance with these conditionalities and promote good nutritional practices and children’s rights.
One of the specificities of this sub-component is the establishment of a partnership dynamic around the MAs, in particular with the participation and the commitment of the technical services within the various coordination committees: National Technical Committee (CTN), Regional Coordination Committees (CCR), Local Coordination Committees. This strategy, begun in 2015, will be supported in 2019 with the organization of the activities of these committees (supervision mission, training and regular sessions).
The AM operations will aim at monitoring the conditionalities set out for the beneficiaries of the TM (PGFS), at strengthening the impact of the intervention in the framework of the promotion of early childhood, small productive investments and the extension of the protection. adaptive social.
Preventive nutritional package distribution on a pilot basis in a few intervention communes.
Sub-component 1.C is a pilot and complementary intervention to MA sessions focusing on preventive nutritional intake for children and women. Following the partnership with WFP, the UTGFS acquired in 2018 2,067 tons of flours (CSB + for women and CSB ++ for children) distributed to more than 105,000 children and pregnant and lactating women.
By the end of the four distributions of the PNP for 50% of the villages in the 20 municipalities benefiting from the PNP in 2018, it had been planned to start the distributions for the second half of the villages (villages witnessing the collection of the impact evaluation from the program). Funding for this second phase is not yet secured. Reflections are however underway to ensure the mobilization of other resources in 2019.
Work with high intensity of labor
This sub-component aims to provide direct income support to poor and vulnerable households through the participation of one of their adult members in labor-intensive public works.
Labor-intensive public works began in 2018 with the identification and preparation of 400 micro-projects, of which more than a hundred projects were implemented during this first year. The rest of the projects will be executed in the first half of 2019 on the basis of materials and materials mobilized by the procurement.
Within the framework of the FA2, 115 new micro-projects are envisaged, including 15 for the commune of Konna and the 100 others for twenty (20) old communes benefiting from the HIMO (in 2018). It will be for Konna new books to identify and achieve in 2019. However for the 100 new micro-projects in the regions of Kayes, Koulikoro, Ségou and Bamako the objective is to strengthen the use of works made during the FA1. Work in 2019 on these 100 micro-projects is mainly the conduct of municipal workshops, training on strategy, assessments and identification of types of micro-projects and the conduct of environmental assessments.
In particular, with regard to HIMO projects in the Mopti region, targeting will prioritize young unemployed, poor and out of the local production circuit. This will enable these young people to provide a short-term income opportunity and to divert them from the holdings of armed groups and others.
Within the framework of the HIMO sub-component, the implementation of HIMO community works is planned in 20 former communes of Kayes, Koulikoro, Segou and Bamako District. These municipalities should benefit in 2018 from the first phase of HIMO operations. In 2019, the objective is to reinforce the utility and the use of the works put in place during this 1st phase.
Income Generating Activities (AGR)
This sub-component aims to make the poor and vulnerable households benefiting from the program MT more productive.
The sub-component will provide support to members of beneficiary households and to associations, groups and co-operative societies for the development of income-generating activities, thus providing a more stable and sustainable source of income.
On the FA2 financing, 22,000 women and young people from former TM beneficiary households will be selected and grouped according to the EPC (Saving for Change) approach. These households will come from the first 100 communes of intervention of the Program.
Of these 22,000 beneficiary households, 2547 young people will be selected from poor households in Koro, Bankass, Youwarou and 1000 in the Konna Commune to benefit from this support in AGR. This initiative in the AGR region will be the core activity of the “Youth Employment” project whose main objective is to promote the employability of young people, strengthen the main productive sectors and fight against the recruitment of young unemployed by groups. armed.
In 2019, only launches, regional, local and municipal training activities on the AGR strategy, the targeting of beneficiary households and the introduction of the EPC approach within beneficiary groups will be carried out.
In total, one hundred (101) communes will benefit from the extension of AGR operations in the Sikasso, Koulikoro, Kayes, Segou, Mopti and Bamako districts. In 100 communes, 22,000 households (women and young people) will be selected from former recipients of cash transfers to receive AGR grants. Of these 22,000 beneficiaries, 2547 will be chosen from the Communes of the Circles of Youwarou, Bankass and Koro. They will all be young people and will benefit from the AGR grant under the subproject “Youth Employment”, initiated to create employment for young people and divert them from armed groups present in the region of Mopti.
As part of the implementation of multi-donor funding in Konna commune, 1000 households will also be selected to receive AGR grants.
In total, we plan to initiate AGR operations for 23,000 households in 2019.