Programme objectives

To provide immediate cash support to the most vulnerable families
among the rural population of northern Togo, focusing on the prevention
and management of child malnutrition and nutritional recovery of children
suffering from acute malnutrition. Beneficiaries are encouraged to obtain a birth certificate for children, attend training sessions and provide proper education and health care for children.

References
World Bank. 2014. Implementation Status & Results Togo Cash Transfer Program for Vulnerable Children in Northern Togo (P144484) - sequence 1. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/AFR/2014/12/30/090224b0829 695e4/1_0/Rendered/PDF/Togo000Cash0Tr0Report000Sequence002.pdf>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2013
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Geographical Targeting
Targeted areas
Northern Togo
Target groups
Children
Eligibility criteria
Pregnant women (from 3 months), children aged 0–24 months and those 24–59 months suffering from severe malnutrition.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
FCFA5,000 (approximately USD10) per month; a bonus of FCFA20,000 is also granted at the end of the programme
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly
Benefit delivery mechanism
Pay points
Benefit recipients
Mothers or caregivers
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
The benefits are granted for a minimum period of 12 months up to a maximum period of 30 months.
Coverage
14,828 beneficiaries (2015)
Programme expenditure
USD3.8 million (2015)
Institutions and agencies involved
Government of Togo; World Bank; UNICEF
References
World Bank. 2014. Implementation Status & Results Togo Cash Transfer Program for Vulnerable Children in Northern Togo (P144484) - sequence 1. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/AFR/2014/12/30/090224b0829 695e4/1_0/Rendered/PDF/Togo000Cash0Tr0Report000Sequence002.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
A management information system (MIS) is in place to manage key data. An impact evaluation was commissioned by UNICEF and carried out by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement.
References
World Bank. 2014. Implementation Status & Results Togo Cash Transfer Program for Vulnerable Children in Northern Togo (P144484) - sequence 1. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/AFR/2014/12/30/090224b0829 695e4/1_0/Rendered/PDF/Togo000Cash0Tr0Report000Sequence002.pdf>.