Programme objectives

To support extremely poor households and households affected by the ebola outbreak. Beneficiaries are encouraged to pay particular attention to maternal and child health.

References
World Bank. 2015. International Development Association Project Paper on a Proposed Additional Financing Consisting of an Additional Grant From IDA in the Amount of SDR 7.2 Million (USD10 Million Equivalent) and an Additional Grant From the Ebola Recovery And Reconstruction Trust Fund in the Amount of USD4.3 Million to the Republic of Sierra Leone for the Social Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 18 February 2016. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2015/07/29/090224b0830353ce/1_0/Rendered/PDF/ Sierra0Leone000additional0financing.pdf>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2014
Programme components
Cash transfers, access to basic health care and some training activities.
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
Geographical Targeting
Community-Based Targeting
References
World Bank. 2015. Implementation Status & Results Report – Sequence 03. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 18 February 2016. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/10/25221743/sierraleone- sierra-leone-safety-nets-project-p143588-implementation-status-results-report-sequence-03>.
Targeted areas
Nationwide, with the exception of Bonthe district.
Target groups
Extremely poor households and households affected by the ebola outbreak.
Eligibility criteria
Beneficiaries are extremely poor and have no assets.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Some beneficiaries are subjected to a full proxy means test after one year.
Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
SLL130,000 (USD30) per month
References
World Bank. 2015. International Development Association Project Paper on a Proposed Additional Financing Consisting of an Additional Grant From IDA in the Amount of SDR 7.2 Million (USD10 Million Equivalent) and an Additional Grant From the Ebola Recovery And Reconstruction Trust Fund in the Amount of USD4.3 Million to the Republic of Sierra Leone for the Social Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 18 February 2016. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2015/07/29/090224b0830353ce/1_0/Rendered/PDF/ Sierra0Leone000additional0financing.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
The benefit is usually paid quarterly.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Payment is made by a team in an open place, directly to the beneficiaries.
Benefit recipients
Preferably a senior female member of the household
References
World Bank. 2015. International Development Association Project Paper on a Proposed Additional Financing Consisting of an Additional Grant From IDA in the Amount of SDR 7.2 Million (USD10 Million Equivalent) and an Additional Grant From the Ebola Recovery And Reconstruction Trust Fund in the Amount of USD4.3 Million to the Republic of Sierra Leone for the Social Safety Nets Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 18 February 2016. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2015/07/29/090224b0830353ce/1_0/Rendered/PDF/ Sierra0Leone000additional0financing.pdf>.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
The programme is expected to reach more than 100,000 beneficiaries; currently it reaches 13,547 beneficiaries.
References
World Bank. 2015. Implementation Status & Results Report – Sequence 03. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 18 February 2016. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/10/25221743/sierraleone- sierra-leone-safety-nets-project-p143588-implementation-status-results-report-sequence-03>.
Programme expenditure
More than USD33 million (2015)
Institutions and agencies involved
 
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
National Commission for Social Action; Ministry of Social Welfare; Anti-Corruption Commission; non-governmental organisations; SPLASH Mobile Money