Programme objectives

To provide assistance to the most vulnerable population so that individuals can meet their basic needs, and to promote community capacity for overcoming poverty and vulnerability.

References
Chiwele, D.K. 2010. “Assessing Administrative Capacity and Costs of Cash Transfer Schemes in Zambia - Implications for Rollout.” Country Study, No. 20. Brasília: IPC-IG. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.ipc-undp.org/pub/IPCCountryStudy20.pdf>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
1950
References
The programme started in the 1950s. Reference: International Labour Organization. 2008. Zambia - Social Protection Expenditure and Performance Review and Social Budget. Geneva: ILO. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://interactions.eldis.org/sites/interactions. eldis.org/files/database_sp/Zambia/Public%20Welfare%20Assistance%20Scheme/PWAS2.pdf>.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Natiowide
References
International Labour Organization. 2008. Zambia - Social Protection Expenditure and Performance Review and Social Budget. Geneva: ILO. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://interactions.eldis.org/sites/interactions. eldis.org/files/database_sp/Zambia/Public%20Welfare%20Assistance%20Scheme/PWAS2.pdf>.
Target groups
Incapacitated households (defined as the 10 per cent most vulnerable and poor); elderly people; people with disabilities; children; and survivors of natural disasters.
References
International Labour Organization. 2008. Zambia - Social Protection Expenditure and Performance Review and Social Budget. Geneva: ILO. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://interactions.eldis.org/sites/interactions. eldis.org/files/database_sp/Zambia/Public%20Welfare%20Assistance%20Scheme/PWAS2.pdf>.
Eligibility criteria
Beneficiary households must be classified as incapacitated (that is, not able to meet their own basic needs). Priority is given to the extreme cases of vulnerability, where the survival of members is at risk. Targeted beneficiary households include those that are headed by an elderly person or person with disabilities or a child; those that have no productive assets or other sources of income; survivors of natural disasters; and vulnerable orphans, including those who are homeless.
References
Chiwele, D.K. 2010. “Assessing Administrative Capacity and Costs of Cash Transfer Schemes in Zambia - Implications for Rollout.” Country Study, No. 20. Brasília: IPC-IG. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.ipc-undp.org/pub/IPCCountryStudy20.pdf>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
In-kind benefits (food, clothing) and social services (health, education, shelter).
References
International Labour Organization. 2008. Zambia - Social Protection Expenditure and Performance Review and Social Budget. Geneva: ILO. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://interactions.eldis.org/sites/interactions. eldis.org/files/database_sp/Zambia/Public%20Welfare%20Assistance%20Scheme/PWAS2.pdf>.
Amount of benefits
USD2–USD20 annually
References
International Labour Organization. 2008. Zambia - Social Protection Expenditure and Performance Review and Social Budget. Geneva: ILO. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://interactions.eldis.org/sites/interactions. eldis.org/files/database_sp/Zambia/Public%20Welfare%20Assistance%20Scheme/PWAS2.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
The transfers are provided at irregular intervals.
References
Mumba, K. 2013. “Paper Presented at the World Health Organization Consultation to Inform the Post-2015 TB Strategy and Action.” Presentation at the WHO Consultation to Inform the Post-2015 TB Strategy and Action, São Paulo, Brazil, 29 April – 1 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.who.int/tb/Zambia_tb.pdf>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Through Community Welfare Committees
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
25,859 beneficiaries (2015)
Programme expenditure
ZMK8 billion or USD1.6 million (2013)
References
Mumba, K. 2013. “Paper Presented at the World Health Organization Consultation to Inform the Post-2015 TB Strategy and Action.” Presentation at the WHO Consultation to Inform the Post-2015 TB Strategy and Action, São Paulo, Brazil, 29 April – 1 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.who.int/tb/Zambia_tb.pdf>.
Institutions and agencies involved
Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS); Ministry of Health; Ministry of Education; World Vision; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
References
International Labour Organization. 2008. Zambia - Social Protection Expenditure and Performance Review and Social Budget. Geneva: ILO. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://interactions.eldis.org/sites/interactions. eldis.org/files/database_sp/Zambia/Public%20Welfare%20Assistance%20Scheme/PWAS2.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency