Programme objectives

To provide support for families living in extreme poverty 

Legal Framework: Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN creates the PSNF and sets the organisational mechanisms for the programme’s functioning; Décret no. 2017-096/PR/SEAS modifies Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN 

References
Republic of Djibouti. 2015. “Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF).” Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti. Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/100232/120165/F1124840398/DJI-100232.pdf>. Republic of Djibouti. 2017. Décret no. 2017-096/PR/SEAS portant modification du décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF). Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.presidence.dj/texte.php?ID=2017-096&ID2=2017-03-06&ID3=D%E9cret&ID4=5&ID5=2017-03-15&ID6=n >.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2015
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2015. “Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF).” Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti. Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/100232/120165/F1124840398/DJI-100232.pdf>.
Programme components
Unconditional cash transfer; accompanying measures on health, nutrition, education and hygiene Child-sensitive design features: Supporting children’s access to education, nutrition and health; programme targets children
References
UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
community-based targeting using criteria determined by the State Secretariat of Social Affairs (SEAS) to assess vulnerability
References
Social Protection Organization. n.d. “Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF)—National Programme of Family Solidarity.” Social Protection Organization website. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://socialprotection.org/programme/programme-national-de-solidarit%C3%A9-famille-pnsf%E2%80%94national-programme-family-solidarity>.
Targeted areas
Nationwide; PNSF cash transfers started operation in 2016 in rural areas; the programme was designed to reach families living in extreme poverty in the entire country and envisages a progressive scale-up
References
UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.
Target groups
Households living in extreme poverty
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2015. “Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF).” Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti. Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/100232/120165/F1124840398/DJI-100232.pdf>.
Eligibility criteria
Beneficiary households must be registered in the social registry; beneficiary families are poor and vulnerable, with members who have a disability or are elderly (> 70 years old), children under 5 years old, orphaned and vulnerable children
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2015. “Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF).” Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti. Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/100232/120165/F1124840398/DJI-100232.pdf>. Social Protection Organization. n.d. “Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF)—National Programme of Family Solidarity.” Social Protection Organization website. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://socialprotection.org/programme/programme-national-de-solidarit%C3%A9-famille-pnsf%E2%80%94national-programme-family-solidarity>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Cash
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2015. “Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF).” Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti. Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/100232/120165/F1124840398/DJI-100232.pdf>.
Amount of benefits
DJF30,000 per quarter and per household; an additional transfer of the same amount may be granted to families who care for a member of the household who is elderly or has a disability
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2017. Décret no. 2017-096/PR/SEAS portant modification du décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF). Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.presidence.dj/texte.php?ID=2017-096&ID2=2017-03-06&ID3=D%E9cret&ID4=5&ID5=2017-03-15&ID6=n >.
Payment/delivery frequency
Every three months
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2015. “Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF).” Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti. Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/100232/120165/F1124840398/DJI-100232.pdf>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Trésor national office in the region; payment operators are assigned by the State Secretariat for National Solidarity (SEAS); beneficiaries have to present a national ID card, the beneficiary card and the programme booklet to receive the transfer
References
UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.
Benefit recipients
Transfers to the female member of the household
References
UNICEF. forthcoming. Non-contributory Social Protection and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Analytical report. New York: United Nations Children’s Fund. Internal archives.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
2016: 250 families; the government scaled up the programme in 2017, targeting rural areas; expected number of beneficiaries: 4,000
References
UNICEF. forthcoming. Non-contributory Social Protection and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Analytical report. New York: United Nations Children’s Fund. Internal archives.
Programme expenditure
USD9,233,898 /year Source of funding: Government (Fond de Solidarité Nationale)
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2017. Décret no. 2017-096/PR/SEAS portant modification du décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF). Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.presidence.dj/texte.php?ID=2017-096&ID2=2017-03-06&ID3=D%E9cret&ID4=5&ID5=2017-03-15&ID6=n >. UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.
Institutions and agencies involved
Government of Djibouti; State Secretariat for National Solidarity (SEAS)
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2015. “Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF).” Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti. Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/100232/120165/F1124840398/DJI-100232.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Technical committee chaired by the State Secretariat for Social Affairs is responsible for monitoring the programme (3); every six months, follow-up questionnaires are conducted with beneficiaries for programme monitoring MIS: A monitoring and information system is available; monitoring is conducted every six months through follow-up questionnaires
References
Social Protection Organization. n.d. “Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF)—National Programme of Family Solidarity.” Social Protection Organization website. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://socialprotection.org/programme/programme-national-de-solidarit%C3%A9-famille-pnsf%E2%80%94national-programme-family-solidarity>. Republic of Djibouti. 2017. Décret no. 2017-096/PR/SEAS portant modification du décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF). Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.presidence.dj/texte.php?ID=2017-096&ID2=2017-03-06&ID3=D%E9cret&ID4=5&ID5=2017-03-15&ID6=n >. UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication. UNICEF. forthcoming. Non-contributory Social Protection and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Analytical report. New York: United Nations Children’s Fund. Internal archives.