Programme objectives
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
1960
References
The programme started since the enactment of the 1960 Children’s Act. Government of the Republic of Namibia. 2008. “Presentation to Brazil-Africa Cooperation Programme on Social Protection Promotion to African Countries.” Presentation, Brasìlia, Brazil, 25–29 August. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.ipc-undp.org/doc_africa_brazil/Namibia.pdf>.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
School attendance is required of children over 7 years of age.
References
US Social Security Administration. 2013. Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Africa, 2013. Washington, DC: SSA. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ ssptw/2012-2013/africa/ssptw13africa.pdf>.
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Means Test
Categorical Targeting
References
Bank of Namibia. 2013. Social Safety Nets in Namibia: assessing current programmes and future options - 15th Annual Symposium. Windhoek: Bank of Namibia. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.bon.com.na/CMSTemplates/Bon/Files/bon.com.na/0f/0fa7f5ba-5585-4471-9511-1a42811bd0d1.pdf>.
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Children
Eligibility criteria
The recipient must receive less than NAD1,000 per month, be the biological parent of a child younger than 18 and have a spouse who is: receiving a disability or old-age grant; has passed away; is serving a jail sentence of at least three months; or is certified as unfit for labour-market activity. Alternatively, the grant might be paid to families in which both parents receive the old-age pension.
References
US Social Security Administration. 2013. Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Africa, 2013. Washington, DC: SSA. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ ssptw/2012-2013/africa/ssptw13africa.pdf>. Chiripanhura, B.M., and M. Niño-Zarazúa. n.d. Social safety nets in Namibia: Structure, effectiveness and the possibility for a universal cash transfer scheme. Windhoek: Bank of Namibia. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.bon.com.na/CMSTemplates/Bon/Files/bon.com.na/88/8836bf27-7f47-4b0c-9744-f124611e6abb.pdf>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
NAD250 for the first child plus NAD100 for each additional child, up to six children per household.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly.
References
US Social Security Administration. 2013. Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Africa, 2013. Washington, DC: SSA. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ ssptw/2012-2013/africa/ssptw13africa.pdf>. Chiripanhura, B.M., and M. Niño-Zarazúa. n.d. Social safety nets in Namibia: Structure, effectiveness and the possibility for a universal cash transfer scheme. Windhoek: Bank of Namibia. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.bon.com.na/CMSTemplates/Bon/Files/bon.com.na/88/8836bf27-7f47-4b0c-9744-f124611e6abb.pdf>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
 
Benefit recipients
Parents
References
US Social Security Administration. 2013. Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Africa, 2013. Washington, DC: SSA. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ ssptw/2012-2013/africa/ssptw13africa.pdf>. Chiripanhura, B.M., and M. Niño-Zarazúa. n.d. Social safety nets in Namibia: Structure, effectiveness and the possibility for a universal cash transfer scheme. Windhoek: Bank of Namibia. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.bon.com.na/CMSTemplates/Bon/Files/bon.com.na/88/8836bf27-7f47-4b0c-9744-f124611e6abb.pdf>.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
117,663 people.
References
Bank of Namibia. 2013. Social Safety Nets in Namibia: assessing current programmes and future options - 15th Annual Symposium. Windhoek: Bank of Namibia. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.bon.com.na/CMSTemplates/Bon/Files/bon.com.na/0f/0fa7f5ba-5585-4471-9511-1a42811bd0d1.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
The Child Maintenance Grant and the Foster Care Grant have a combined yearly budget of NAD348.1 million (2013).
References
Bank of Namibia. 2013. Social Safety Nets in Namibia: assessing current programmes and future options - 15th Annual Symposium. Windhoek: Bank of Namibia. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.bon.com.na/CMSTemplates/Bon/Files/bon.com.na/0f/0fa7f5ba-5585-4471-9511-1a42811bd0d1.pdf>.
Institutions and agencies involved
Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare.
References
Bank of Namibia. 2013. Social Safety Nets in Namibia: assessing current programmes and future options - 15th Annual Symposium. Windhoek: Bank of Namibia. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.bon.com.na/CMSTemplates/Bon/Files/bon.com.na/0f/0fa7f5ba-5585-4471-9511-1a42811bd0d1.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
 
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Stakeholder
Population Group
Children