Programme objectives

Reducing poverty among HIV/AIDS-affected families.

References
Barrientos, A. et al. 2010. “Social Assistance in Developing Countries Database Version 5.0.” Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper; Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper. Manchester, UK: Brooks World Poverty Institute. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1672090>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2008
References
Akresh, R. et al. 2012. “Alternative Cash Transfer Delivery Mechanisms: Impacts on Routine Preventative Health Clinic Visits in Burkina Faso.” IZA Discussion Paper Series No. 6321. Bonn: IZA. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://ftp.iza.org/dp6321.pdf>.
Programme components
The two-year pilot was meant to test alternative ways of delivering cash transfers. The target population was randomly divided into four different groups: two received an unconditional transfer (in one group, the benefit was delivered to the father and in the other, to the mother); two received a conditional transfer (in one group, the benefit was delivered to the father and in the other, to the mother).
References
Akresh, R. et al. 2012. “Alternative Cash Transfer Delivery Mechanisms: Impacts on Routine Preventative Health Clinic Visits in Burkina Faso.” IZA Discussion Paper Series No. 6321. Bonn: IZA. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://ftp.iza.org/dp6321.pdf>.
Conditionalities (if any)
Children (0–6) had to attend health centres and have at least 90 per cent school attendance every quarter.
References
Barrientos, A. et al. 2010. “Social Assistance in Developing Countries Database Version 5.0.” Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper; Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper. Manchester, UK: Brooks World Poverty Institute. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1672090>.
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
Geographical Targeting
References
Barrientos, A. et al. 2010. “Social Assistance in Developing Countries Database Version 5.0.” Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper; Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper. Manchester, UK: Brooks World Poverty Institute. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1672090>.
Targeted areas
60 villages of the Nahouri province.
References
Akresh, R. et al. 2011. Community Response to HIV/AIDS - Evaluation Research Highlights: Burkina Faso. London: Stop Aids. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://stopaids.org.uk/wp-content/ uploads/2013/09/Evaluation-Research-Highlights-Burkina-Faso.pdf>.
Target groups
Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), made vulnerable by HIV or poverty.
References
Akresh, R. et al. 2011. Community Response to HIV/AIDS - Evaluation Research Highlights: Burkina Faso. London: Stop Aids. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://stopaids.org.uk/wp-content/ uploads/2013/09/Evaluation-Research-Highlights-Burkina-Faso.pdf>.
Eligibility criteria
Children under 15 who were either: • orphans; • living with a person living with HIV; or • living below the poverty line as defined by a 2007 national survey
References
Akresh, R. et al. 2011. Community Response to HIV/AIDS - Evaluation Research Highlights: Burkina Faso. London: Stop Aids. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://stopaids.org.uk/wp-content/ uploads/2013/09/Evaluation-Research-Highlights-Burkina-Faso.pdf>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
Ages 0–6: XOF1,000 (USD2.04) Ages 7–10: XOF2,000 (USD4.08) Ages 11–15: XOF4,000 (USD8.17)
References
Economic Policy Research Institute. n.d. Country profile: Burkina Faso. Cape Town: EPRI. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://epri.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/5-BurkinaFaso.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Quarterly.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Village committees were responsible for providing the payments.
References
Akresh, R. et al. 2011. Community Response to HIV/AIDS - Evaluation Research Highlights: Burkina Faso. London: Stop Aids. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://stopaids.org.uk/wp-content/ uploads/2013/09/Evaluation-Research-Highlights-Burkina-Faso.pdf>.
Benefit recipients
Heads of Households
References
Akresh, R. et al. 2011. Community Response to HIV/AIDS - Evaluation Research Highlights: Burkina Faso. London: Stop Aids. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://stopaids.org.uk/wp-content/ uploads/2013/09/Evaluation-Research-Highlights-Burkina-Faso.pdf>.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
2600 families in 60 villages (2011)
References
Akresh, R. et al. 2011. Community Response to HIV/AIDS - Evaluation Research Highlights: Burkina Faso. London: Stop Aids. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://stopaids.org.uk/wp-content/ uploads/2013/09/Evaluation-Research-Highlights-Burkina-Faso.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
USD1.4 million per year (2010)
References
Barrientos, A. et al. 2010. “Social Assistance in Developing Countries Database Version 5.0.” Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper; Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper. Manchester, UK: Brooks World Poverty Institute. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1672090>.
Institutions and agencies involved
Le Conseil National de Lutte Contre le SIDA (National Council for Fighting AIDS)
References
Barrientos, A. et al. 2010. “Social Assistance in Developing Countries Database Version 5.0.” Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper; Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper. Manchester, UK: Brooks World Poverty Institute. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1672090>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Evaluation was supported by the Government of Burkina Faso and international donors.
References
Akresh, R. et al. 2011. Community Response to HIV/AIDS - Evaluation Research Highlights: Burkina Faso. London: Stop Aids. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://stopaids.org.uk/wp-content/ uploads/2013/09/Evaluation-Research-Highlights-Burkina-Faso.pdf>.
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Stakeholder
Population Group
Children