Programme objectives

To improve the living conditions of children and their widowed mothers living in precarious situations.

Legal framework: Decree no. 2.14.791 of 11 Safar 1436 (4 December 2014) determining the conditions and criteria of eligibility, Official Bulletin no. 6318 (18 December 2014). 

References
Personal communication.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
Direct Assistance to Widows in a Precarious Situation with Dependent Children (Cash Transfer Programme)
Start date
2015
References
Personal communication.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
Children must attend school or vocational training; in the case of children with disabilities, no conditionalities or age limits apply
References
Ministère de la Famille, de la Solidarité, de l’Égalité et du Développement Social. 2017. “L’Appui direct aux femmes veuves.” Ministère de la Solidarité, de la Femme, de la Famille et du Développement Social website. Accessed 28 July 2017. http://www.social.gov.ma/fr/content/l%E2%80%99appui-direct-aux-femmes-veuves
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
Categorical Targeting
Community-Based Targeting
Targeting method used is same as RAMED (PMT and community targeting)
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Widows; children; people with disabilities
References
Ministère de la Famille, de la Solidarité, de l’Égalité et du Développement Social. 2017. “L’Appui direct aux femmes veuves.” Ministère de la Solidarité, de la Femme, de la Famille et du Développement Social website. Accessed 28 July 2017. http://www.social.gov.ma/fr/content/l%E2%80%99appui-direct-aux-femmes-veuves
Eligibility criteria
Widows in a precarious situation with dependent children (up to 21 years old) or children with disabilities; must benefit from the RAMED health assistance programme; the final decision is taken by a committee of eight ministries, which is chaired by the Ministry of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development; beneficiaries cannot receive any other form of social assistance
References
Personal communication. Ministère de la Famille, de la Solidarité, de l’Égalité et du Développement Social. 2017. “L’Appui direct aux femmes veuves.” Ministère de la Solidarité, de la Femme, de la Famille et du Développement Social website. Accessed 28 July 2017. http://www.social.gov.ma/fr/content/l%E2%80%99appui-direct-aux-femmes-veuves
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
As long as the woman meets the eligibility criteria; regular monitoring is ensured by the Ministry of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development
References
Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances. 2017. Projet de Loi de Finances pour l’année budgétaire 2018. Rapport Economique et Financier. Rabat: Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances. Accessed 8 November 2017. <https://www.finances.gov.ma/Docs/DB/2017/np_fr2018.pdf>.
Type of benefits
Cash
References
Ministère de la Famille, de la Solidarité, de l’Égalité et du Développement Social. 2017. “L’Appui direct aux femmes veuves.” Ministère de la Solidarité, de la Femme, de la Famille et du Développement Social website. Accessed 28 July 2017. http://www.social.gov.ma/fr/content/l%E2%80%99appui-direct-aux-femmes-veuves
Amount of benefits
The transfer ranges from MAD350 to MAD1,050 per child per month, up to a maximum of three beneficiary children per household
References
Ministère de la Famille, de la Solidarité, de l’Égalité et du Développement Social. 2017. “L’Appui direct aux femmes veuves.” Ministère de la Solidarité, de la Femme, de la Famille et du Développement Social website. Accessed 28 July 2017. http://www.social.gov.ma/fr/content/l%E2%80%99appui-direct-aux-femmes-veuves
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly or quarterly
References
Personal communication.
Benefit delivery mechanism
The National Pension and Insurance Fund (CNRA) sends a first mandate to the widow, payable at the agency AL BARID (Morocco Post)
References
Personal communication.
Benefit recipients
Mothers
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
For as long as eligibility criteria are met
References
UNICEF Morocco. 2017. Personal communication
Coverage
In October 2015, 17,453 widows and 30,000 beneficiary children had received their first payments, out of a total of 45,000 applicants and 300,000 eligible women; 72,662 widows as of 2017
References
Personal communication. Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances. 2017. Projet de Loi de Finances pour l’année budgétaire 2018. Rapport Economique et Financier. Rabat: Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances. Accessed 8 November 2017. <https://www.finances.gov.ma/Docs/DB/2017/np_fr2018.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
MAD815.3 million since launch, as of 2017. Source of funding: Government; funds saved from subsidy reform (Fond d’Appui à la Cohésion Sociale)
References
Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances. 2017. Projet de Loi de Finances pour l’année budgétaire 2018. Rapport Economique et Financier. Rabat: Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances. Accessed 8 November 2017. <https://www.finances.gov.ma/Docs/DB/2017/np_fr2018.pdf>. UNICEF Morocco. 2017. Personal communication.
Institutions and agencies involved
Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development; Ministry of Interior; Ministry of Economics and Finance
References
Ministère de la Famille, de la Solidarité, de l’Égalité et du Développement Social. 2017. “L’Appui direct aux femmes veuves.” Ministère de la Solidarité, de la Femme, de la Famille et du Développement Social website. Accessed 28 July 2017. http://www.social.gov.ma/fr/content/l%E2%80%99appui-direct-aux-femmes-veuves
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The Ministry of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development is in charge of the programme’s regular monitoring. MIS: Database of Widows in Precarious Situations
References
Ministère de la Famille, de la Solidarité, de l’Égalité et du Développement Social. 2017. “L’Appui direct aux femmes veuves.” Ministère de la Solidarité, de la Femme, de la Famille et du Développement Social website. Accessed 28 July 2017. http://www.social.gov.ma/fr/content/l%E2%80%99appui-direct-aux-femmes-veuves UNICEF Morocco. 2017. Personal communication.