Programme objectives

To support (a) the provision of short-term employment opportunities in community-based labour-intensive works for poor and vulnerable people; and (b) the improvement of nutrition practices among participating households, focusing on pre-school children and pregnant/lactating women 

Legal Framework: Project agreement signed between the government and the World Bank 

References
World Bank. 2014. “Developing a nutrition-based social safety net program in Djibouti.” World Bank website. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/10/28/developing-a-nutrition-based-social-safety-net-program-in-djibouti>. UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2013
References
World Bank. 2013. Restructuring Paper on a Proposed Project Restructuring of the Crisis Response Employment and Human Capital Social Safety Net Project TF097217. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/414281468246003774/pdf/808240PJPR0P120ox0379822B00PUBLIC0.pdf>.
Programme components
Community service and light labour, maximising women’s income and activation opportunities; provision of micronutrient powders and targeted supplements; promotion of healthy behaviour (e.g. free diagnoses of haemoglobin levels during prenatal care); monthly group sessions and individual home visits; one awareness day per month
References
World Bank. 2014. “Developing a nutrition-based social safety net program in Djibouti.” World Bank website. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/10/28/developing-a-nutrition-based-social-safety-net-program-in-djibouti>. UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.
Conditionalities (if any)
Participation in cash-for-work programme and attendance of sessions on nutritional well-being
References
World Bank. 2014. “Developing a nutrition-based social safety net program in Djibouti.” World Bank website. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/10/28/developing-a-nutrition-based-social-safety-net-program-in-djibouti>.
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Geographical Targeting
Self-Targeting
References
World Bank. 2016. International Development Association Project Paper on a proposed additional credit in the amount of SDR2.9 million (US$4 million equivalent) to the Republic of Djibouti for an additional financing for the Social Safety Net Project. Report No: PAD1756. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 1 August 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/488311468181132692/pdf/PAD1756-PJPR-P130328-IDA-R2016-0096-1-Box394887B-OUO-9.pdf>.
Targeted areas
Geographical targeting is based on poverty rates but within defined areas (2); given the severity of poverty in rural areas, it was decided in 2016 to discontinue the workfare programme in Djibouti Ville; moreover, nutrition activities will also be expanded to areas where there is no accompanying workfare programme
References
World Bank. 2014. “Developing a nutrition-based social safety net program in Djibouti.” World Bank website. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/10/28/developing-a-nutrition-based-social-safety-net-program-in-djibouti>.
Target groups
Poor and vulnerable households with pregnant women and pre-school children 0–2 years of age (0–5 in certain areas)
References
World Bank. 2016. International Development Association Project Paper on a proposed additional credit in the amount of SDR2.9 million (US$4 million equivalent) to the Republic of Djibouti for an additional financing for the Social Safety Net Project. Report No: PAD1756. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 1 August 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/488311468181132692/pdf/PAD1756-PJPR-P130328-IDA-R2016-0096-1-Box394887B-OUO-9.pdf>.
Eligibility criteria
Households are eligible for the workfare programme and the cash transfer if they have nutritionally vulnerable members such as pregnant women and under-5 children, and if they participate in the sessions on nutritional well-being; female caregivers have the right to decide whether they want to take on the work or delegate it to another household member
References
World Bank. 2014. “Developing a nutrition-based social safety net program in Djibouti.” World Bank website. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/10/28/developing-a-nutrition-based-social-safety-net-program-in-djibouti>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Updating listings to allow new people to register for programmes
References
UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.
Type of benefits
Cash transfer; services
Amount of benefits
50 working days per year per beneficiary and a daily transfer of DJF800
References
World Bank. 2016. International Development Association Project Paper on a proposed additional credit in the amount of SDR2.9 million (US$4 million equivalent) to the Republic of Djibouti for an additional financing for the Social Safety Net Project. Report No: PAD1756. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 1 August 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/488311468181132692/pdf/PAD1756-PJPR-P130328-IDA-R2016-0096-1-Box394887B-OUO-9.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Two weeks
References
UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Transfer of money to beneficiaries’ bank account (to CPEC)
References
UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.
Benefit recipients
Pregnant and lactating women are the prime beneficiaries of the intervention
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
50 days minimum and 75 days maximum
References
UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.
Coverage
As of 2016, over 10,000 beneficiaries have attended nutrition services, and more than 4,500 households have benefited from the cash-for-work interventions (over 300,000 people/day); over 80 per cent of public works beneficiaries are women (4,044 out of 4,500)
References
World Bank. 2016. International Development Association Project Paper on a proposed additional credit in the amount of SDR2.9 million (US$4 million equivalent) to the Republic of Djibouti for an additional financing for the Social Safety Net Project. Report No: PAD1756. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 1 August 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/488311468181132692/pdf/PAD1756-PJPR-P130328-IDA-R2016-0096-1-Box394887B-OUO-9.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
First World Bank grant (effective in 2013): USD5 million; First additional financing by the World Bank (effective in 2015): USD5 million; Second additional financing by the World Bank (2016–2019): USD4 million Source of funding: World Bank
References
World Bank. 2016. International Development Association Project Paper on a proposed additional credit in the amount of SDR2.9 million (US$4 million equivalent) to the Republic of Djibouti for an additional financing for the Social Safety Net Project. Report No: PAD1756. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 1 August 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/488311468181132692/pdf/PAD1756-PJPR-P130328-IDA-R2016-0096-1-Box394887B-OUO-9.pdf>.
Institutions and agencies involved
Djibouti Agency for Social Development (ADDS) (implementing agency); Ministry of Health; World Bank
References
World Bank. 2016. International Development Association Project Paper on a proposed additional credit in the amount of SDR2.9 million (US$4 million equivalent) to the Republic of Djibouti for an additional financing for the Social Safety Net Project. Report No: PAD1756. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 1 August 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/488311468181132692/pdf/PAD1756-PJPR-P130328-IDA-R2016-0096-1-Box394887B-OUO-9.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
During pilot and expansion phases, rigorous baseline and follow-up surveys were carried out MIS: Operational since the start of the nutrition activities in late 2012
References
World Bank. 2013. Restructuring Paper on a Proposed Project Restructuring of the Crisis Response Employment and Human Capital Social Safety Net Project TF097217. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/414281468246003774/pdf/808240PJPR0P120ox0379822B00PUBLIC0.pdf>.
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Stakeholder
Population Group
Children, Women