Programme objectives

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

Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2015
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
Mothers must commit to support their children until the age of 21; beneficiary children must benefit from the Régime d’Assistance Médicale (RAMED—health assistance programme) and must attend school or vocational training. In the case of children with disabilities, no conditionalities or age limits apply.
References
Ministry of Solidarity, Family, Women and Social Development. 2015. “L’Appui Direct aux Femmes Veuves.” Government of Morocco website. Accessed 17 February 2016. <http://www.social.gov.ma/fr/content/l%E2%80%99appui-direct-aux-femmes-veuves>.
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Self-Targeting
References
Ministry of Solidarity, Family, Women and Social Development. 2015. “L’Appui Direct aux Femmes Veuves.” Government of Morocco website. Accessed 17 February 2016. <http://www.social.gov.ma/fr/content/l%E2%80%99appui-direct-aux-femmes-veuves>.
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Widows; children; people with disabilities
References
Ministry of Solidarity, Family, Women and Social Development. 2015. “L’Appui Direct aux Femmes Veuves.” Government of Morocco website. Accessed 17 February 2016. <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. The final decision to grant aid is taken by a committee of eight ministries, which is chaired by the Ministry of Solidarity, Family, Women and Social Development (MSFFDS).
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
The transfer ranges from MAD350 to MAD1050 (USD35.78–USD107.14) per child per month, up to a maximum of three beneficiary children per household
References
Ministry of Solidarity, Family, Women and Social Development. 2015. “L’Appui Direct aux Femmes Veuves.” Government of Morocco website. Accessed 17 February 2016. <http://www.social.gov.ma/fr/content/l%E2%80%99appui-direct-aux-femmes-veuves>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly or quarterly
Benefit delivery mechanism
The National Fund of pension and insurance (CNRA) sends a first mandate to the widow, payable at the agency AL BARID (Morocco Post).
Benefit recipients
Widows
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
17,453 widows and 30,000 beneficiary children had received the first payments, out of a total of 45,000 applicants and 300,000 eligible women (October 2015).
Programme expenditure
MAD160 million (USD16 million)
Institutions and agencies involved
Ministry of Solidarity, Family, Women and Social Development; Ministry of Interior
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The Ministry of Solidarity, Family, Women and Social Development is in charge of the programme’s regular monitoring.