Designation: Mali’s Social Safety Net Program “Jigisεmεjiri”
Owner: Ministry of Economy and Finance
Project Manager: Technical Unit for Social Net Management
The “Jigisemejiri” social safety net program aims at both immediate objectives and medium and long-term objectives:
The immediate objective is to alleviate poverty and current vulnerability in some areas by smoothing and increasing household consumption, mainly food consumption (quantity and quality of their meals) through targeted and regular cash transfers;
The medium / long term goal is to increase children’s human capital by creating incentives for poor and vulnerable households to invest in the health and education of their children.
With additional funding (FA) World Bank-DFID: The overall objective has been to:
(i) Support and further strengthen the current system of social safety nets in the country, including components 1 and 2 of the main program;
(ii) Improving the resilience of poor and vulnerable households, by financing the development of two new components / activities (IGAs and HLIs)
The Governmental Social Network Project (PGFS), started in 2017, has the same objectives as the current “Jigisèmèjiri” program, notably the extension of the Program in the uncovered areas.
Ultimately, the objectives of the project are to increase access to targeted cash transfers to poor and vulnerable households and to create a national adaptive system of social safety nets in Mali.
With the second additional financing (FA2), a restructuring of the components of the Program was carried out with a view to grouping the technical sub-components of social benefits in the same component.
The Social Safety Net Program has three components:
Component 1: Monetary Transfers and Accompanying Measures
Subcomponent 1A: Direct cash transfers to poor households;
Sub-component 1B: Accompanying Measures-MA;
Sub component 1C: Preventive Nutrition Package-PNP;
Sub component 1D: High Intensity Work-Labor-HIMO;
Sub component 1E: Income Generating Activities -AGR;
Component 2: Establishment of a National System of Basic Social Safety Nets
Component 3: Project Management
Component 4: Contingency, Emergency Response
COMPONENT 1: MONETARY TRANSFERS AND ACCOMPANYING MEASURES
The specific objectives of this component are:
• In the short term: reduce poverty and current vulnerability in selected areas by stabilizing and increasing mainly food consumption (quantity and quality of meals), households through targeted and regular cash transfers (MT);
• In the medium and long term: increase the human capital of children by creating incentives for poor and vulnerable households to invest in the health and education of their children.
COMPONENT 2: ESTABLISHING A SYSTEM OF BASIC SOCIAL NETS
This component supports the implementation of the main elements of a social safety net system. This component is aligned with the National Social Protection Policy to support Mali’s overall poverty reduction policy on the provision of technical support in the design of an effective safety net system, which will consolidate and harmonize all social safety nets in the country.
COMPONENT 3: PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This component concerns the management of the program. It ensures the operation of the Technical Unit for Social Net Management (UTGFS) in accordance with the guidelines of the Financing Agreement, the Project Document and the Implementation Manual (operating manuals and administrative, accounting and financial procedures).
Component 4, Contingency, Emergency Response
This component aims to strengthen community assets for resilience to shocks, disasters and climate change risks.
INTERVENTION ZONE :
From 2019, the operations of the Program will extend to all regions of the national territory with the new financing mobilized: the additional financing 2 of the World Bank and the Multilateral Fund.
With the second additional funding (FA2), the interventions will concern 58 new municipalities in the circles below:
• Kayes: Diéma, Nioro Sahel, Kita, Yélimané, Bafoulabé and Keniéba;
• Koulikoro: Dioila, Kolokani, Nara, Koulikoro, Banamba and Kati;
• Sikasso: Kolondiéba, Koutiala, Yorosso, Yanfolila, Bougouni and Kadiolo;
• Segou: Baroueli, Bla, Tominian, Niono and San;
• Mopti: Youwarou, Koro, Bankass, Douentza, Tenenkou, Mopti and Djenne;
• Timbuktu: Niafunké, Gourma Rharous;
• Gao: Ansongo and Gao;
• Bamako: Commune III and Commune IV;
Depending on the type of financing, three types of municipalities will be concerned: FA2 Municipalities, PGFS Municipalities and Multilateral Commune.
The program targets poor and food-insecure households in selected areas. Beneficiaries are selected on the basis of a combination of geographic, community and categorical targeting.
Program funding plan
The program will be funded in 2019 from the following funds:
• The remainder of the IDA / Parent Financing grant of CFAF 3.639 billion;
• Government funding, including a forecast of 1.9 billion CFA francs in 2019 for the implementation of the Government-Social Network Project-PGFS. ;
• Additional Financing 1, a financing of CFAF 3,370 billion in 2019, on the remainder of the donation from the UK Department for Development Cooperation, DFID fund;
• Additional Financing 2, a financing of CFAF 4,232 billion expected in 2019 from the World Bank, on the new financing of US $ 54.4 million