Programme objectives

To provide beneficiaries with employment and income-generating
opportunities, particularly during periods when there is a shortage
of labour demand and in response to external shocks.

References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 58.4 Million (USD $88.6 Million Equivalent) in the Amount of SDR 31.3 Million (USD $47.6 Million Equivalent) in Pilot CRW Resources to the Republic of Ghana for a Social Opportunities Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/03/000333037_20100503002659/Rendered/ PDF/528410PAD0P1151y100IDA1R20101011711.pdf>. Osei-Akoto, I. et al. n.d. “The Impact of Public Works on Poverty and Welfare: Evidence from Ghana.” Accra: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/download.cgi?db_ name=CSAE2015&paper_id=1032>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2010
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
Geographical Targeting
Community-Based Targeting
Self-Targeting
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 58.4 Million (USD $88.6 Million Equivalent) in the Amount of SDR 31.3 Million (USD $47.6 Million Equivalent) in Pilot CRW Resources to the Republic of Ghana for a Social Opportunities Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/03/000333037_20100503002659/Rendered/ PDF/528410PAD0P1151y100IDA1R20101011711.pdf>. Osei-Akoto, I. et al. n.d. “The Impact of Public Works on Poverty and Welfare: Evidence from Ghana.” Accra: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/download.cgi?db_ name=CSAE2015&paper_id=1032>.
Targeted areas
Nationwide, with a special focus on the northern region of the country (29 out of the 49 targeted districts are located in the 3 northern regions).
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 58.4 Million (USD $88.6 Million Equivalent) in the Amount of SDR 31.3 Million (USD $47.6 Million Equivalent) in Pilot CRW Resources to the Republic of Ghana for a Social Opportunities Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/03/000333037_20100503002659/Rendered/ PDF/528410PAD0P1151y100IDA1R20101011711.pdf>. Osei-Akoto, I. et al. n.d. “The Impact of Public Works on Poverty and Welfare: Evidence from Ghana.” Accra: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/download.cgi?db_ name=CSAE2015&paper_id=1032>.
Target groups
Poor rural households
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 58.4 Million (USD $88.6 Million Equivalent) in the Amount of SDR 31.3 Million (USD $47.6 Million Equivalent) in Pilot CRW Resources to the Republic of Ghana for a Social Opportunities Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/03/000333037_20100503002659/Rendered/ PDF/528410PAD0P1151y100IDA1R20101011711.pdf>.
Eligibility criteria
Eligible households are the poorest within the selected districts. To evaluate the level of poverty/vulnerability of the potential beneficiaries, a set of criteria (developed by the GSOP’s National Coordination Office) are accessed during the screening process, such as other sources of income, possession of assets, housing situation and demographic and health indicators (dependency ratio, educational status etc.).
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 58.4 Million (USD $88.6 Million Equivalent) in the Amount of SDR 31.3 Million (USD $47.6 Million Equivalent) in Pilot CRW Resources to the Republic of Ghana for a Social Opportunities Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/03/000333037_20100503002659/Rendered/ PDF/528410PAD0P1151y100IDA1R20101011711.pdf>. . Osei-Akoto, I. et al. n.d. “The Impact of Public Works on Poverty and Welfare: Evidence from Ghana.” Accra: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/download.cgi?db_ name=CSAE2015&paper_id=1032>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
Daily wages amount to GSH7
References
World Bank. 2016 (forthcoming). Ghana: Social Protection Assessment and Expenditure Review. Washington, DC: World Bank.
Payment/delivery frequency
Every two weeks
References
World Bank. 2016 (forthcoming). Ghana: Social Protection Assessment and Expenditure Review. Washington, DC: World Bank.
Benefit delivery mechanism
 
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
7,814 beneficiaries (2015); 30,042 beneficiaries (2014)
References
World Bank. 2016 (forthcoming). Ghana: Social Protection Assessment and Expenditure Review. Washington, DC: World Bank.
Programme expenditure
The total expected cost of the programme is of USD56 million.
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 58.4 Million (USD $88.6 Million Equivalent) in the Amount of SDR 31.3 Million (USD $47.6 Million Equivalent) in Pilot CRW Resources to the Republic of Ghana for a Social Opportunities Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/03/000333037_20100503002659/Rendered/ PDF/528410PAD0P1151y100IDA1R20101011711.pdf>.
Institutions and agencies involved
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD); World Bank
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 58.4 Million (USD $88.6 Million Equivalent) in the Amount of SDR 31.3 Million (USD $47.6 Million Equivalent) in Pilot CRW Resources to the Republic of Ghana for a Social Opportunities Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/03/000333037_20100503002659/Rendered/ PDF/528410PAD0P1151y100IDA1R20101011711.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The monitoring activities of this project are meant to ensure the timely progress of its implementation, which is based on key performance indicators established in the programme’s results framework. Impact evaluations are set to be carried out by independent parties and will include a baseline survey and two follow-up surveys.
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 58.4 Million (USD $88.6 Million Equivalent) in the Amount of SDR 31.3 Million (USD $47.6 Million Equivalent) in Pilot CRW Resources to the Republic of Ghana for a Social Opportunities Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/03/000333037_20100503002659/Rendered/ PDF/528410PAD0P1151y100IDA1R20101011711.pdf>.
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Stakeholder
Population Group