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RSR List of Activities (Africa)

January 20, 2015




Africa

 

Building Social Protection Systems 

Angola - Systemic Support to Social
Protection in Angola

Funding
Amount

Timeline

Project ID

Contributes to strengthening the social
protection system by enhancing the
Government’s capacity to design and
implement social protection programs,
strengthening coordination and institutional
linkages among the multiple government
institutions, and designing a graduation
model.

450,000 Pipeline -

Benin - Building a Common National
Targeting and Registry System for
Safety Net and Health Interventions
in Benin

 

 

 

Supports the Government of Benin in developing
a national beneficiary targeting and registry
system that can be used across multiple social 
protection and health programs.

275,000

Aug 2013

June 2015
P146298

Burkina Faso - Strengthening Safety Net
Response to Crises

 

   

Supports the development and implementation
of a cash-transfer program and a feasibility study
of a public works program to support the poor
and vulnerable.

Associated IDA project

500,000

April 2010

June 2015
P121419

Burundi - Supporting Evolution toward a
Coordinated Social Protection System

 

   

Assists a gradual move from fragmented social
protection programs to a coordinated system
through feasibility assessments, support to
program implementation and south-south
learning.

400,000

Aug 2014

Aug 2015
P149369

Cameroon - Strengthening Safety Net
Response to Crises

     

Supported an inventory and analysis of the
country’s social safety nets, and piloted a
cash-transfer program.

Associated IDA project | Social Safety Nets Study

549,852 Mar 2010

Dec 2013
P121410

Cameroon - Building Productive Safety Nets  

     

Supports the development of a productive social
protection system in Cameroon including
strengthening the design of safety net programs
and including approaches to linking program
beneficiaries to the labor market and to productive
activities.

250,000 April 2014

Nov 2015 
P149564

Comoros - Strengthening Social Protection
in Comoros

     

Supports the Government in improving social
protection policy coordination and safety net
program implementation.

410,000 Feb 2015

Oct 2016
P153837

Congo - CG Rep. LISUNGI Safety Nets
Project

     

Supports building blocks of a consolidated
national safety nets system and an impact
evaluation of the LISUNGI cash transfer pilot
program.

350,000 Jan 2014

Nov 2015
P145263

Review of Social Safety Nets and
Potential for Scaling Up Cash Transfers -
DFID TF

     
Provided technical assistance to improve and
scale-up existing cash transfer programs in 
AngolaBeninLesothoMaliTanzania, and 
Zambia.
391,874 May 2012

June 2013
 

Cote d' Ivoire - CI- Assessing the Impact
of Crises on Human Capital and Lay the
Foundations for an Effective Social Safety
Net System

     

Provided technical assistance to investigating
the aggregate and distributional impact of recent
crises on the country´s human capital, and made
specific policy recommendations to better respond
to future crises.

299,169 Nov 2011

Dec 2013
P129530

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - 
Support to Social Protection System

     

Strengthens the framework for Social Protection
and the establishment of a national SP system
though capacity building of SP actors and mapping
of SP and Labor interventions.

Associated IDA project

350,000 April 2014

Nov 2015
P150462

Ghana - Building a National Targeting
System

     

Building on a previous support from RSR, this grant
supports the Government of Ghana in establishing
a national Common Targeting System to scale up
Ghana’s main safety net program LEAP and the
National Health Insurance Scheme.

Associated IDA project

450,000 Feb 2014

Nov 2015
P148916

Ghana - Support to a Common Targeting
System in Ghana

     
Helped to upgrade the design of the country's
cash-transfer programs with a view to develop
a common targeting mechanism for all safety net
programs in the country.
181,322 April 2010

June 2012
P121386

Guinea - Guinea Social Protection Strategy

     

Provided technical assistance, including a feasibility
study and capacity building to help create a safety
net system that can respond effectively to crises.

Associated IDA project

399,981 July 2011

Sep 2014
P126757

Guinea - Support to Social Protection
Strategy and Systems

     

Supports the government’s request to elaborate
a national social protection policy and strategy
document.

400,000 Mar 2015

Sep 2016
P153708

Guinea Bissau - Social Safety Net Systems
Support

     

Supports the Government to lay the foundations
of a social protection system capable of effectively
responding to current crises and future shocks.

383,500 Feb 2015

Oct 2016
P153602

Kenya - Additional Financing for Cash
Transfers for Orphans and Vulnerable
Children

     

Helps the Government enhance the single registry
for social protection, develop common program
targeting mechanisms, and design program
graduation mechanisms.

Project Brief (Archive)

415,250 Aug 2013

May 2015
P146161

Kenya - Support to the Government of Kenya
for Social Protection Programming

     

Supported the government of Kenya in their effort
to bring about a systemic change of the social
protection system, and deliver more tangible and 
sustainable results for vulnerable people.

144,891 Mar 2010

Dec 2012
P121504

Kenya - Social Protection Interventions -
Kenya – DFID

     

Supported the Government in strengthening its
response to the recent crisis through increasing
the efficiency and effectiveness of ongoing social
protection Interventions.

Associated IDA project | Project Brief (Archive)

1,147,853 July 2010

Sep 2013
P121594

Kenya - Kenya Youth Empowerment Project

     

Supported the IDA Youth Empowerment Project
in its efforts to increase access to youth-targeted
temporary employment programs and to improve
youth employability.

585,000 Sep 2012

Dec 2012
P111546

Lesotho - Lesotho RSR - TA for SP Systems

     

Supports the government in developing a social
protection strategy, and laying some of the
fundamental building blocks of a social protection
system, such as targeting, beneficiary registry and
coordination among programs.

250,000 May 2014

Nov 2015
P149070

Lesotho - LS-Social Safety Net Review

     

Improved the existing safety net to better protect
the poor and vulnerable under crisis. The study
analyzed the efficiency of current social safety net
programs in reaching out to the most vulnerable,
and developed policy reform options and guidance.

137,123 Nov 2011

May 2013
P129491

Liberia - LR: Youth, Employment, Skills Project

     

Funded a Social Protection Diagnostic Report.
The report was a critical first step in the
development of a coordinated and comprehensive
social protection strategy, which forms an
integrated part of the human development pillar
of the country's poverty reduction strategy.

Policy Note | A Diagnostic of Social Protection in Liberia

288,275 Nov 2010

Mar 2012
P121686

Liberia - Enhancing Economic and Social
Resilience among Liberia’s “Lost Generation”
of Youth

     

Provided an analysis and technical assistance
to the government on how to prioritize and
sequence employment programs targeting
vulnerable youth.

Associated IDA-project

239,566 Nov 2011

June 2013
P129514

Liberia - Developing National Social Protection
Delivery Systems

     

It supports the Government to establish key building blocks for a basic national safety system and strengthen coordination and administrative processes

450,000 Pipeline -

Madagascar - Developing Madagascar's Safety
Net

     

Helps to advance the social protection policy
dialogue and developing innovative safety net
approaches to address the needs of the
poorest population.

441,000 Feb 2014

Nov 2015
P149554

Mauritania - Mauritania Social Protection TA

     

Helps the government improve targeting, prepare
a single registry for safety nets programs and
develop a feasibility assessment for a national 
cash transfer.

150,000 Sep 2013

June 2015
P133623

Mozambique - MZ-Preparation and Supervision
of the Pilot Public Works Program

     

Supported the development of labor-intensive
public works in 10 arid and semi-arid rural and
two urban areas to address the country-specific
dynamics of poverty and improve food insecurity.
RSR helped to set the direction of the new
national public works program by developing
and testing criteria for selecting beneficiaries,
determining the level of transfers and ascertaining
the types of eligible public works.

Associated IDA-project

1,554,074 Mar 2012

Dec 2012
P124216

Mozambique - Building Gender-Sensitive
SPL Systems

     

Supports and expands the emerging social
protection system by piloting a gender-sensitive,
inclusive safety nets mechanism that provides
temporary income support to extremely poor
individuals, mainly women, while delivering social
and community services to vulnerable groups in
underserved rural and urban areas.

1,000,000 Mar 2015

May 2016
P149536

Nigeria - Social Safety Nets Development
Dialogue and Policy Development

     

Provided technical assistance to improve the
design of the IDA-supported Social Safety Net
program.

Associated IDA-project

399,686 July 2011

Dec 2012
P127243

Nigeria - Developing National Social
Protection Platform

     

Supports the development of a comprehensive
national platform for an effective safety
nets program, including a common targeting
system, harmonized eligibility criteria, guidelines
for payment system, and a monitoring and
evaluation system.

430,000 Feb 2015

Oct 2016
P154830

Regional - Support to Coherent Pension Policy
and Improved Pension Delivery in Africa

     

Provides policymakers with the information and
international experience required to formulate
more equitable old age income security policies
as well as with tools to allow program
administrators to improve delivery of pensions.

310,000 Jan 2014

Nov 2015
P148817

Regional - Building and Sharing Knowledge
to Support Identification Systems in Africa

     

Aims to produce and share public goods and
knowledge that will help countries in Africa in
their efforts to build robust identification and
birth registration systems that leads to the
increase of the share of the population that
possess robust legal identity.

410,000 Pipeline -

Rwanda - SPL Systems in Rwanda

     

Supports the Government of Rwanda to improve
effectiveness of its social protection system by
moving from a focus on policy formulation to the 
design and implementation of key service delivery
systems.

450,000 May 2014

Nov 2015
P150643

Rwanda - Technical Assistance and
Capacity Building to the Vision 2020
Umurenge Program (VUP)

     

Provided technical assistance to improve existing
social protection programs' ability to protect
vulnerable households in times of crises, and
boosts the programs' capacity to scale-up
interventions and absorb more funds when 
the need arises.

Associated IDA project

2,086,048 April 2010

Dec 2013
P121596

Sao Tome e Principe - Building Blocks for
the SP System

     

Creates the basic blocks for a social protection
system by enhancing the government's
understanding of vulnerability and risk vis-à-vis 
the existing supply of safety net interventions,
and developing key operational tools to reach
the poorest with selected safety net programs.

325,000 April 2014

Nov 2015
P149534

Senegal - Senegal SP - Safety Net Assessment

     

Supports the development of a comprehensive
and efficient social protection system including
a unified set of design parameters such as
targeting mechanisms, a registry system,
payment methods, and a management information
system.

Associated IDA project

217,563 Sep 2010

June 2014
P123929

Senegal - Senegal Safety Net Operation

     

Supports the design of a responsive safety net
system in connection to the government's launch
of the Food Security Program, the Programme
de Bourse de Securité Alimentaire.

Associated IDA project

300,000 Dec 2013

June 2015
P133597

Senegal - Developing National Social
Protection Delivery  Systems

     

Aims to carry out an assessment of public work
programs and develop a time bound Act Plan
to design, implement new programs, and
strengthen the SPL system and coordination
through active engagement of government
institutions and other stakeholders.

75,000 Pipeline -

Sierra Leone - Developing Sierra Leone's
Social Protection System through Common
Targeting Mechanisms

     

Supports the establishment of a common targeting
system - a critical step in the consolidation of the
country’s social programs into a robust social
protection system.

300,000 Jan 2014

Nov 2015
P148833

Sierra Leone - SL-Social Safety Net Support
(RSR)

     

Provided a diagnostics of sources of poverty and
vulnerability and made recommendations to
improve the design, effectiveness, and
sustainability of the major safety net interventions,
with a view to move from an ad hoc emergency
focus to a longer-term programmatic focus on
national systems. 

299,985 July 2011

June 2013
P126843

Support for Social Protection Design and
Implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa -
DFID

     

Supported the development of cash transfers
programs. Depending on the country situation
areas for support included: the design for
scaling up, specifics of targeting, design of
enrollment and identification of beneficiaries,
payment systems, control and accountability
mechanisms, monitoring system and management
information systems. 

95,827 April 2010

April 2012
P121600

Sudan - Strengthening Safety Net
Programs in Sudan

     

Strengthens the effectiveness and responsiveness
of social protection interventions by improving
the implementation and coordination of the
Ministry of Welfare and Social Security’s Social
Support Program, builds the foundations for a
common targeting system, and develops Cash
for Work for poor and conflict affected regions.

400,000 Feb 2015

Oct 2016
P153943

Tanzania - Tanzania Second Social Action
Fund

     

Worked to improve household practices and
engender sustainability of livelihoods of the
current Community-Based Conditional Cash
Transfer beneficiaries. Following some
implementation issues, part of the grant was
cancelled.

626,136 July 2011

Sep 2012
P085786

Tanzania - TZ-Systems Based Approach
for the PSSN

     

Develops a strategy for using information and
communication technology (ICT) for expanded
outreach and greater impact as well as enhancing
key operational tools including the Management
Information System (MIS), the Single Registry of
Beneficiaries, and the formal payment system.

410,000 April 2014

Nov 2015
P149532

Togo - TG-Community Dev. Project ERL
(FY08)

     

Financed a rigorous impact evaluation of the new
public works project and provided technical
assistance to the Government in implementing 
and monitoring the national social protection
strategy.

Associated IDA project

283,806 Nov 2010

Sep 2012
P110943

Togo - Togo towards a National Social
Protection Policy and Strategy

     

Helped the country move towards an integrated
national system for social protection by providing
technical assistance to the development of a
cash transfer program and improving the design
of existing programs.

Associated IDA project

220,000 Nov 2011

Dec 2013
P129007

Uganda - Uganda Social Protection Sector
Review

     

Supports the development of a social protection
system through an analysis of poverty, risk and
vulnerability as well as a detailed analysis of
existing social safety programs.

258,800 Dec 2013

Dec 2014
P148342

Youth Employment (DFID TF)

     

Identified and analyzed programs that improve
employability and earnings among youth and
reduce their vulnerability and risky behavior—
knowledge that improves the design of
labor-market interventions.

93,719 March 2010

April 2012
P120922

Zambia - Support for Development
of MIS and Single Registry of
Beneficiaries/Policy Dialogue on
National Social Protection

     

Supports the Government in strengthening its
social protection system by developing a
policy framework and building management
information systems and a single registry to
allow robust identification of beneficiaries.

1,400,000 Dec 2013

Dec 2015
P147659/
P146858

Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe Productive Safety
Net - Pilot Public Works Program/Zimbabwe
Social Protection Dialogue

     

Helped the Government of Zimbabwe to improve
its national public works program to bolster the
resilience of vulnerable families and communities.

1,084,868 Mar 2011

Feb 2013
P125857/
P124976

Zimbabwe - Technical Assistance to Support
the Safety Net System in Zimbabwe

     

Assists the government in the development of a
social protection strategy and creation of an
harmonized targeting system and beneficiary
registry for the main social safety net programs
in the country.

250,000 Feb 2014

Dec 2015
P147238




Sharing Knowledge

AFR Cash Transfers and Conditional Cash
Transfers/Community of Practitioners 

Funding
Amount
Timeline Project ID
This community of practice brings together
officials and practitioners from Tanzania,
Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Niger
to exchange experiences, resources and learning
on conditional cash transfers.
449,805 June 2011

Jun 2013 
P126946

Africa Cash Transfers and Conditional
Cash Transfers Community of Practice
(CoP) (2nd phase)

     

Supports participating countries in their process
of launching or scaling-up unconditional and
conditional cash transfers programs as a core
pillar in the consolidation of Social Protection
and Labor Systems.

450,000 Aug 2013

Jun 2015
P146839

Public Works in Fragile Countries:
The Experience of a Cash for Work
Program in Togo & Liberia

     

This activity built on the experience of the
Liberia Cash for Work Project and assisted
Togo's government in identifying key issues
and success factors for a new public works
intervention.

88,699 April 2010

Feb 2012 
P121533

Informal Safety Nets in Eastern and
Southern Africa - DFID TF 

     

Supported the preparation of three case
studies; in Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Cote d' Ivoire,
to elucidate the interplay between formal and
informal safety nets.

118,116 Feb 2010

April 2012
P120926

AFR Community of Practice on Cash
Transfer for Francophone Countries in
the Region

     

It broadens and deepens the results of the
Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa Community
of Practice on Cash transfers programs
in member countries. 

340,000 Jan 2015

Oct 2016
P153457

Protecting Access to Basic Services

Benin and Malawi - Enhancing Institutional
Capacity for Nutrition Security Programs

Funding
Amount
Timeline Project ID

Worked to enhance the two countries' ability to
respond to - and mitigate - the nutritional impact
of economic and climate-related shocks.

375,770 July 2011

June 2013 
P127278

Ethiopia - Ethiopia Nutrition (FY08)

     

Provided technical support to the development
and implementation of an early warning system
for malnutrition. The project complements the
IDA-supported Nutrition Project.

Associated IDA-project

1,014,091 Jan 2011

Dec 2013
P106228

Gambia - Gambia Rapid Response Nutrition
Security Improvement Project

     
Strengthened the capacity of the National
Nutrition Agency to develop a community
driven approach to nutrition, and provided
technical assistance to the development of
an updated nutrition policy and strategic
plan for implementation.
3,150,623 Jan 2011

Jul 2013
P121509

Lesotho - Lesotho Education, Employability
and Economic Growth

     
Collected and analyzed data to help the
government better target education and
labor market policies to help youth and
vulnerable groups during economic crises.
229,442 April 2010

Dec 2012
P118951

Madagascar - MG-Assessing Negative
Impacts of the Political Crisis and
Protecting Access to Essential HNP
Services

     

Provided technical assistance to ensure
continuous and effective health and
nutrition service delivery in stable times
and when crises hit.

Associated IDA-project

397,900 June 2011

Sep 2012
P126805

Madagascar - Primary Education
in Times of Crisis

     

Supported a diagnosis of the effects of economic
and political crises on children and devised
appropriate mechanisms to protect vulnerable
children's access to basic education.

Associated IDA-project

449,770 Nov 2011

Mar 2013
P127810

Malawi - Protecting Early Childhood
Development in Malawi - Rapid Social
Response (RSR)

     

Supported the government in the design,
implementation, and evaluation of strategies
to increase access to - and the quality of -
9,000 community-based child care centers
across the country.

2,182,341 April 2010

Nov 2012
P121496

Mali - Piloting Effective Early Childhood
Development Services in Mali

     

Assisted in the government's crises response
by developing cost-effective early childhood
development services for vulnerable children
in rural areas.

Associated IDA-project

1,976,234 Oct 2010
-
Dec 2013
P124612

Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of
Congo
– Operations and Capacity
Development  for Nutrition 

     

Developed the capacity to implement nutrition
interventions at scale. 

50,617 Feb 2010

April 2012
P116241

 

  • Protecting Access to Basic Services

 

Benin and Malawi - Enhancing institutional capacity for nutrition security programs

Funding
Amount
Timeline Project ID

Worked to enhance the two countries' ability to respond to - and mitigate
- the nutritional impact of economic and climate-related shocks.

375,770 July 2011

June 2013 
P127278

Ethiopia - Ethiopia Nutrition (FY08)  

     

Provided technical support to the development and implementation of
a an early warning system for malnutrition. The project complements
the IDA-supported Nutrition Project.

Associated IDA-project | Story [PDF 175KB] | Project Brief [747KB]

1,014,091 Jan 2011

Dec 2013
P106228

Gambia - Gambia Rapid Response Nutrition Security Improvement Projec

     

Strengthened the capacity of the National Nutrition Agency to develop
a community driven approach to nutrition, and provided technical
assistance to the development of an updated nutrition policy and
strategic plan for implementation.

Project Brief [PDF 765KB]

3,150,623 Jan 2011

Jul 2013
P121509

Lesotho - Lesotho Education, Employability and Economic Growth

     

Collected and analyzed data to help the government better target
education and labor market policies to help youth and vulnerable
groups during economic crises.

Story in English [PDF 145KB] | Story in Français [PDF 143KB] |
Story in 日本語 [PDF 203KB]

229,442 April 2010

Dec 2012
P118951

Madagascar - MG-Assessing Negative Impacts of the Political Crisis and Protecting Access to Essential HNP Services

     

Provided technical assistance to ensure continuous and effective health
and nutrition service delivery in stable times and when crises hit.

Associated IDA-project

397,900 June 2011

Sep 2012
P126805

Madagascar - Madagascar - Primary Education in Times of Crisis

     

Supported a diagnosis of the effects of economic and political crises
on children and devised appropriate mechanisms to protect vulnerable
children's access to basic education.

Associated IDA-project

449,770 Nov 2011

Mar 2013
P127810

Malawi - Protecting Early Childhood Development in Malawi - Rapid Social Response (RSR) 

     

Supported the government in the design, implementation, and evaluation
of strategies to increase access to - and the quality of - 9,000 community-based
child care centers across the country.

2,182,341 April 2010

Nov 2012
P121496

Mali - Piloting Effective Early Childhood Development Services in Mali

     

Assisted in the government's crises response by developing cost-effective
early childhood development services for vulnerable children in rural areas.

Associated IDA-project

1,976,234 Oct 2010
-
Dec 2013
P124612

Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo – Operations and Capacity Development for Nutrition 

     

Developed the capacity to implement nutrition interventions at scale. 

50,617 Feb 2010

April 2012
P116241