Programme objectives
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
1960
References
Since the enactment of the 1960 Children’s Act. Reference: 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
This is one of the country’s four child/family allowances (the others are: the Child Maintenance Grant, Foster Parent Grant and Special Maintenance Grant).
References
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>.
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
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 1 July 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
This grant is given to caregivers who take custody of a child under the age of 21 who has been in conflict with the law.
References
Bank of Namibia. 2013. Social Safety Nets in Namibia: assessing current programmes and future options - 15th Annual Symposium. Windhoek: Bank of Namibia. Accessed 1 July 2015. <https://www.bon.com.na/CMSTemplates/Bon/Files/bon.com.na/0f/0fa7f5ba-5585-4471-9511- 1a42811bd0d1.pdf>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
NAD10 per day per child
References
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>. 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>.
Payment/delivery frequency
 
Benefit delivery mechanism
Paid by cheque
References
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 recipients
Eligible caregivers
References
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>. 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>.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
In 2008, family allowances (which includes the Child Maintenance Grant, Foster Parent Grant, Places of Safety Allowance and Special Maintenance Grant) reached a total of 250,000 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 1 July 2015. <https://www.bon.com.na/CMSTemplates/Bon/Files/bon.com.na/0f/0fa7f5ba-5585-4471-9511- 1a42811bd0d1.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
 
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 1 July 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