Last updated: 26/10/2020
Programme objectives

To provide electricity support to households of beneficiaries of selected welfare programmes. 

References
Personal communication.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Institutions and agencies involved
Start date
2009
References
Personal communication.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Means Test
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Beneficiaries of select welfare programmes (old-age, destitute or infirm benefit programmes).
References
Personal communication.
Eligibility criteria
The income of the households of beneficiaries must be below NZD1,000 per month. Applicants must be enrolled in the old-age, destitute or infirm benefit programme and must be a Cook Island national or permanent resident.
References
Personal communication.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Power subsidy
Amount of benefits
NZD66 every quarter.
References
Cook Islands Government. 2017. Budget Estimates 2017/2018 - Book 1. Appropriation Bill. Appropriations and Commentary. <http://www.mfem.gov.ck/images/MFEM_Documents/Treasury_Docs/Budget_Documents/2017-18_Cook-Islands_Budget-Book-1_Appropriation-Bill_Appropriations-and-Commentary.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Payment/delivery frequency
Quarterly.
References
Personal communication.
Benefit delivery mechanism
In Rarotonga, the benefit is paid to the beneficiary’s power account . In the outer islands, payment is made to the beneficiary’s own bank account due to the difference in payment systems: power suppliers in the outer islands cannot be paid directly
References
Personal communication.
Benefit recipients
Beneficiaries themselves.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Until the beneficiary is deceased or removed from one of the recognised/selected welfare programmes.
Coverage
300 (2017).
References
Cook Islands Government. 2017. Budget Estimates 2017/2018 - Book 1. Appropriation Bill. Appropriations and Commentary. <http://www.mfem.gov.ck/images/MFEM_Documents/Treasury_Docs/Budget_Documents/2017-18_Cook-Islands_Budget-Book-1_Appropriation-Bill_Appropriations-and-Commentary.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Programme expenditure
NZD79,200.00 (2017-2018).
References
Cook Islands Government. 2017. Budget Estimates 2017/2018 - Book 1. Appropriation Bill. Appropriations and Commentary. <http://www.mfem.gov.ck/images/MFEM_Documents/Treasury_Docs/Budget_Documents/2017-18_Cook-Islands_Budget-Book-1_Appropriation-Bill_Appropriations-and-Commentary.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
No system currently in place.
References
Personal communication.
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Population Group