Programme objectives

Objective of the Social Fund for Development: to create employment opportunities, build the capacities of communities by improving their access to basic services and encourage small and medium-sized enterprises

 

Note: The Social Fund for Development Public Works Programme is part of the larger Social Fund for Development, which also includes microfinance and training components; information provided here only refers to the public works programme as supported by UNDP; in the past, the public works programme was supported by several international agencies, including the World Bank through the Egypt Emergency Labour Intensive Investment Project (ended in June 2017); note that in April 2017 the Social Fund for Development’s mandate was changed and merged with other councils to form the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Authority

References
Ameta, D., and H. El. Shafie. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Egypt. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 27 July 2017 <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinEgypt.pdf>. UNICEF Egypt. 2017. Personal Communication.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
1991
References
Ameta, D., and H. El. Shafie. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Egypt. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 27 July 2017.<http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinEgypt.pdf>.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Self-Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Unemployed women and men, mostly youth aged 18 to 29
References
UNDP. 2017. “Employment Creation in Innovative Public Works Programmes.”United Nations Development Programme website. Accessed 6 November 2017.<http://www.eg.undp.org/content/egypt/en/home/operations/projects/sustainabledevelopment/ employment-creation-in-innovative-public-works-programmes.html>.
Eligibility criteria
 
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
 
Payment/delivery frequency
 
Benefit delivery mechanism
 
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
In 2015, 307,679 workdays were created to establish community infrastructure and public services in seven governorates
References
UNDP. 2017. “Social Fund for Development–Phase IV.” United Nations Development Programme website. Accessed 6 November 2017.<http://www.eg.undp.org/content/egypt/en/home/operations/projects/sustainable-development/SFD.html>.
Programme expenditure
USD233,074,399 (July 2007 to December 2013); USD121,000,000 (budget extension 2015-2016); Source of funding: Government of Egypt; Government of Japan; Government of Kuwait; Government of Sweden; Social Fund for Development; UNDP
References
UNDP. 2017. “Social Fund for Development–Phase IV.” United Nations Development Programme website. Accessed 6 November 2017. <http://www.eg.undp.org/content/egypt/en/home/operations/projects/sustainable-development/SFD.html>.
Institutions and agencies involved
Social Fund for Development; UNDP
References
Ameta, D., and H. El. Shafie. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Egypt. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 27 July 2017.<http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinEgypt.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Quarterly
References
UNDP. 2014. Employment Creation in Innovative Public Work programs Phase 3. New York: United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 6 November 2017.<http://www.eg.undp.org/content/dam/egypt/docs/Poverty/EGY_Public_Works_Project_Proposal_Phase%20III_final.pdf>.