MONETARY TRANSFERS AND ACCOMPANYING MEASURES
Direct cash transfers to poor households
The cash transfer component provides for predictable, regular transfers within the time required by eligible households. The fact that these transfers are paid on time is intended to ensure that the program objectives of stabilizing and increasing consumption and protecting assets are met. The predictability of transfers should enable households to maximize the use of money and help them make investments in their well-being, in particular planning and investing in the future, particularly in human capital.
The duration of participation in the program for the selected households has been set at 36 months. Under new funding (FA2, Multilateral Fund), the amount of transfers will drop 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.
The Accompanying Measures (MA) essentially consist of communication activities that provide beneficiaries with information / training promoting investment in human capital. The aim of these MA operations is to maximize the effects of Cash Transfers (CM) on beneficiary households.
Thus, within the framework of the new funds mobilized, the UTGFS will focus the MA operations of FA2 on the promotion of early childhood, in particular respect for children’s rights and the encouragement of households to invest in the well-being of their children. children.
One of the specificities of this sub-component is the strengthening of the partnership dynamic around AMs, in particular with the participation and commitment of technical services within the various coordination committees.
Preventive nutritional package distribution on a pilot basis in a few intervention communes.
The preventive nutritional package is a complementary intervention to AD sessions, which targets preventive care for children and pregnant and breastfeeding women. The PNP was tested in 2017-2018 in villages in 20 beneficiary municipalities. The remainder of the intervention was suspended pending the mobilization of additional funds for the sub-component.
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. This operation was supported by the additional funds mobilized from DFID within the framework of the adaptive social protection program in the Sahel.
The work of the sub-component began in 2018 with the identification and preparation of 400 micro-projects, of which 390 were approved and the preparatory work carried out in 2019. The end of additional funding 1 (FA1 -DFID) in December 2019 n ‘ could not allow the finalization of all the sites and the payment of labor costs.
The objective in 2020 was to switch over the coverage of the costs of completing these projects and paying on the FA2. However, the works on the sites were suspended at the request of IDA with a view to carrying out evaluations of the sites carried out and to decide on the relevance of the resumption of certain sites given that the amount available in the FA2 does not cover all of the projects. needs to complete the 400 sites.
In 2021, the objective will be the completion of the 140 projects initiated on the FA2.
Income Generating Activities (AGR)
This sub-component aims to make poor and vulnerable households, workers in subsistence agriculture and at-risk youths beneficiaries of the Program’s MTs or registered in the unified social register more productive.
The sub-component will provide support to members of beneficiary households and to associations, groups and cooperative societies for the development of Income Generating Activities, thus providing a more stable and sustainable source of income.
From FA2 funding, 20,953 women and young people from former households benefiting from the MT will be chosen and grouped according to the EPC (Saving for Change) approach. These households, which will come from the first 100 intervention communes of the Program, will receive a subsidy of FCFA 180,000. In 2020, more than 40,000 women from former TM beneficiary households joined the 2,082 groups set up.
In the region of Mopti, 3,547 young people on FA 2 financing will be chosen from poor households in the circles of Koro, Bankass, Youwarou and Mopti central (Konna) to benefit from this support in IGA. The objective through this “Youth-Employment” intervention is to promote the employability of young people, to strengthen the main productive sectors and to fight against the recruitment of unemployed young people by armed groups.
In 2021, this will involve setting up a total of 24,500 IGAs, transferring the subsidy and carrying out support activities for women in EPC groups and beneficiaries of the Youth Employment project.