Programme objectives

To improve beneficiaries’ access to health and education services

References
World Bank. 2015. “CG Rep. LISUNGI Safety Nets Project.” World Bank website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P145263?lang=pt>.
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2014
References
World Bank. 2015. “CG Rep. LISUNGI Safety Nets Project.” World Bank website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P145263?lang=pt>.
Programme components
Conditional cash transfers (transfers targeted at households with children) and unconditional cash transfers (transfers targeted at elderly beneficiaries).
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Conditionalities (if any)
Health and education-related conditionalities are in place for households with children, such as: regular visits to health centres, including antenatal and post-natal exams, check-ups and vaccination; a minimum of 80 per cent of school attendance per month for each child; and participation in programme-specific activities. Transfers to elderly beneficiaries are unconditional, though they benefit from a social workers’ information on the use of preventive health care services.
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
Community-Based Targeting
In the pilot phase, a random draw process among eligible households was also implemented.
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Targeted areas
The following districts participated in the first phase of the programme: Makélékélé, Bacongo, Moungali and Talangai in the department of Brazzaville; Mvoumvou, department of Pointe Noire; and Makoua and Oyo, department of Cuvette.2 In 2015, with additional funding from the French Development Agency (FDA), the programme was extended to peripheral areas surrounding Brazzaville (Djiri, Madibou, Mfilou) and Pointe-Noire (Loandjili).
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Target groups
Women, children and elderly people.
Eligibility criteria
Eligible beneficiaries are those with adult equivalent household consumption below the food poverty line, who live in the selected districts—in particular, families with pregnant women and/or children (0–14 years old) and elderly people (60 years old and above).
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
After the beneficiary households receive the last scheduled payment, their situation is reassessed by the community committee, which will decide if they must continue receiving the benefits until December 2017 or if they may be referred to other programmes from the Ministry of Social Affairs
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
Three different amounts of benefits are provided under the programme: a fixed benefit per household of XAF10,000 (USD20) per month; an additional child benefit of XAF5,000 (USD10) per child per month; and an additional elderly individual benefit of FCFA10,000 (USD20) per elderly person per month. The maximum level of benefits for a single household is XAF45,000 (USD90) per month.
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Quaterly
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Payment is conducted by agencies within private and public banks, microfinance institutions and mobile telephone companies
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Benefit recipients
Female spouses (or mothers) of the heads of the household (for the conditional cash transfers), and the elderly individual (for the unconditional cash transfers).
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
The first phase of the programme provides beneficiaries with a quarterly cash transfer for two years, totalling eight payments. After the last payment, a reassessment is conducted to evaluate which households will continue to receive the benefits until December 2017 and which will be referred to other programmes
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Coverage
5,000 households was the target coverage for the first phase of the programme (2013); coverage increased with an addition of 3,500 households and 1,204 elderly (2015).
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
USD12.2 million (2013)
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Institutions and agencies involved
Ministry of Social Affairs (Ministère des affaires sociales, de l’action humanitaire et de la solidarité—MASAHS); World Bank; French Development Agency; UNICEF
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Monitoring and process evaluation is scheduled to occur at each stage of the programme’s implementation. Baseline and a follow-up surveys are scheduled to be implemented to evaluate the impact of the programme on beneficiaries. A mid-term review is also expected to take place in 2016.
References
World Bank. 2013. International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 1.4 Million (USD2 Million Equivalent) to the Republic of Congo for a Lisungi - Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/01/13/000350881_201 40113111127/Rendered/PDF/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf>.