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The activities of the project

With the second additional funding, 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 four components:

Component 1: Monetary Transfers and Accompanying Measures

Sub-component 1A: Direct cash transfers to poor households;
Subcomponent 1B: Accompanying Measures-MA;
Sub component 1C: Preventive Nutrition Package-PNP;
Sub component 1D: Work at High Intensity of 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


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.

Sub-component 1. A: 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.

Sub-component 1. B: Accompanying measures

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).

Sub component 1. C.: Preventive Nutrition Package

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.

Sub component 1. D.: Work with high labor intensity

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 microprojects, 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.

Sub-component 1. E.: 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.


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.

In this component, program interventions will include:

development of the Jigisèmèjiri Activity Management system (GAJIGI) including cash transfer monitoring modules (including a complaint tracking module), Support Measures activities and the identification of beneficiaries of high-intensity work workforce ;

the extension of the Unified Social Register (RSU) to potential beneficiaries of the social safety net program which should also include all potential beneficiaries of social protection (contributory and non-contributory schemes);

technical training workshops for communities on targeting in new intervention areas (the regions, Ségou, Mopti, Tombouctou, and Gao);

the continuation of information, education and communication (IEC) campaigns, in particular the production of visibility elements (T-shirts, vests, signs, etc.) and media coverage of the various elements of the program;

The implementation of monitoring and evaluation procedures;

additional studies on the mechanisms for implementing accompanying measures, TMUs, IGAs and HIMOs.


This component concerns the management of the program. It ensures the functioning of the Technical Unit for Social Net Management (UTGFS) in accordance with the directives of the Financing Agreement, the Project Document and the Execution Manual (operating manuals and administrative, accounting and financial procedures ).


The purpose of this component is to strengthen community assets to better withstand the shocks, disasters and risks associated with climate change.