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) are essentially made up of communication activities that provide beneficiaries with information / training promoting investment in human capital.
The purpose of these MA operations is to maximize the effects of cash transfers (TM) on beneficiary households.
Thus, as part of the new funding mobilized, the UTGFS will focus the operations of MA of FA2 on the promotion of Early Childhood especially the respect of children’s rights and the incentive of households to invest in the well-being of their children.
One of the specificities of this sub-component is the strengthening of the partnership dynamic around MAs, in particular with the participation and commitment of technical services within the various coordination committees: National Technical Committee (CTN), Coordination Committees Regional (CCR), Local Coordination Committees. This strategy, which began in 2015, will be supported in 2020 with the revitalization of the activities of these committees (supervision missions, training and ordinary sessions).
Preventive nutritional package distribution on a pilot basis in a few intervention communes.
The preventive nutritional package is a complementary intervention to the MA sessions, which targets preventive care for children and pregnant women and will be tested in a few villages. In the selected villages, all households with children aged 0 to 59 months and / or pregnant women will be selected and will receive a preventive PN during their participation in the support sessions. This pilot intervention is expected to reach approximately 10 percent of the villages participating in the program.
Work with high intensity of labor
This sub-component aims to provide direct income support for poor and vulnerable households through the participation of one of their adult members in labor-intensive public works.
Labor-intensive public works started in 2018 with the identification and preparation of 400 micro-projects, 390 of which were approved and the preparatory works carried out in 2019. The objective in 2020 will be to complete them.
As part of FA2, 15 structures will be prepared and produced for the municipality of Konna.
Income Generating Activities (AGR)
This sub-component aims to make poor and vulnerable households who benefit from the program’s TMs 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.
With FA2 funding, 19,453 women and young people from former households benefiting from TM will be selected 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 the Mopti region, 3,547 young people will be chosen from poor households in the circles of Koro, Bankass, Youwarou and central Mopti (Konna) to benefit from this IGA support. Our 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.