The Jigisemejiri Social Safety Net Program plans to make cash transfer payments in all regions of Mali through additional funding 2 from the World Bank and the availability of resources from the Government Social Safety Net Project (PGFS).
So decided by the 15th session of the national steering committee. The administrators met yesterday for this purpose in a hotel in the square.
Concretely, this will involve supplementing the payments of the former beneficiary municipalities and extending the operation to new constituencies, in particular those of regions affected by the crisis. “As part of the development of the National Social Safety Net System, major activities are planned in 2021 for the development of the Unified Social Register (RSU) and the implementation of various evaluation studies. Following funding from the World Bank and the French Development Agency (AFD), several operations to collect and register potential beneficiaries will be carried out to extend RSU data to new localities ”, announced the Secretary General of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Soussourou Dembélé who chaired the opening work of the meeting.
This session allowed for this purpose to take stock of the achievements of September 30, 2020 and to examine the draft program of activities and the draft annual budget for 2021.
Achievements during the first three quarters of 2020 were estimated at CFAF 2.659 billion, out of an annual forecast estimated at CFAF 15.545 billion, said Soussourou Dembelé.
This corresponds, according to him, to an execution rate of 17.11%. Regarding the budget for 2021, it is estimated at FCFA 19.386 billion. This is equivalent to an increase of 24.71% compared to the 15.545 billion FCFA that were to be mobilized in 2020.
This budget incorporates, according to the secretary general, almost all of the activities of the AWPB 2020. With the aim, according to him, to supplement the payments of the former municipalities for 2020 and to extend the Jigisemejiri social safety net program to all regions from Mali.
Thus providing the opportunity for thousands of other poor and vulnerable households to ensure their food security. He thanked the various technical and financial partners (PTF), which support the Jigisemejiri social safety net program, in particular the World Bank for its consistency and the importance of its interventions in Mali.
Following him, the program coordinator recalled the major constraints (socio-economic crisis and Covid-19 disease) which, according to him, led to the suspension of activities and hindered the achievement of the expected results. “The balance sheet shows an execution rate of 17%, which is the worst rate recorded in recent years,” lamented Mahmoud Ali Sako while hoping that these obstacles will be overcome to achieve convincing results, in particular by money transfers.