Programme objectives

To protect poor people through income support

References
World Bank. 2015. International Bank For Reconstruction And Development Project Appraisal Document On A Proposed Loan In The Amount Of USD400 Million To The Arab Republic Of Egypt For A Strengthening Social Safety Net Project March 20, 2015. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 15 February 2016. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/ WDSP/IB/2015/03/25/000477144_20150325145541/Rendered/PDF/PAD6110PAD0P14010 Box385454B00OUO090.pdf>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2015
References
World Bank. 2015. Project appraisal document on a proposed loan in the amount of US$400 Million to the Arab Republic of Egypt for a Strengthening Social Safety Net Project. Report No: PAD611. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 27 July 2017.<http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/pt/944911468023332501/ pdf/PAD6110PAD0P14010Box385454B00OUO090.pdf>.
Programme components
Takaful: conditional cash transfer; Karama: unconditional cash transfers
References
UNICEF Egypt. 2017. Personal communication.
Conditionalities (if any)
i. Takaful: (a) school enrolment for children aged 6–18, and attendance above the median for secondary students; and (b) four visits a year to health clinics by mothers and children below 6, for child immunisation and/or growth monitoring, antenatal or postnatal care for mothers
References
World Bank. 2015. Project appraisal document on a proposed loan in the amount of US$400 Million to the Arab Republic of Egypt for a Strengthening Social Safety Net Project. Report No: PAD611. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 27 July 2017.<http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/pt/944911468023332501/pdf/PAD6110PAD0P14010Box385454B00OUO090.pdf>.
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
Geographical Targeting
Self-Targeting
References
World Bank. 2015. Project appraisal document on a proposed loan in the amount of US$400 Million to the Arab Republic of Egypt for a Strengthening Social Safety Net Project. Report No: PAD611. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 27 July 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/pt/944911468023332501/pdf/PAD6110PAD0P14010Box385454B00OUO090.pdf>.
Targeted areas
Nationwide (by December 2016 the programme was fully operational in all 225 districts; registration was marked in 146 districts)
References
MoSS. 2016. TKP Latest Progress Report IV, Jul-Dec 2016. Cairo: Ministry of Social Solidarity. Internal archives.
Target groups
i. Takaful: poor households with children aged 0–18 ii. Karama: poor elderly people, people with disabilities, and orphaned children
References
UNICEF Egypt. 2017. Personal communication.
Eligibility criteria
i. Takaful: children under 18 from poor households ii. Karama: poor elderly people (65 years and older), people with severe/permanent disabilities, and orphaned children
References
MoSS. 2016. TKP Latest Progress Report IV, Jul-Dec 2016. Cairo: Ministry of Social Solidarity. Internal archives.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Not done yet; first reassessment in 2018
Type of benefits
Cash
References
UNICEF Egypt. 2017. Personal communication.
Amount of benefits
i. Takaful: basic benefit of EGP325 plus EGP60 per child under 6, EGP80 per primary school child, EGP100 per reparatory (middle) school child, EGP140 per high school child (capped at three children) ii. Karama: EGP450 per elderly person/person with a disability (maximum of three beneficiaries per household), EGP350 per orphan
References
World Bank. 2015. Project appraisal document on a proposed loan in the amount of US$400 Million to the Arab Republic of Egypt for a Strengthening Social Safety Net Project. Report No: PAD611. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 27 July 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/pt/944911468023332501/ pdf/PAD6110PAD0P14010Box385454B00OUO090.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly (Takaful used to be paid quarterly, but since January 2017 payment has been monthly)
References
Ministry of Finance. 2017. The Financial Monthly Bulletin 12(6), April. Cairo: Ministry of Finance. Accessed 27 July 2017. <http://www.mof.gov.eg/ MOFGallerySource/English/Reports/monthly/2016/July2016/Full%20version.pdf>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Beneficiary families may collect their benefits using Takaful and Karama Smart Cards at automated teller machines (ATMs) or in person at a post office or at Ministry of Social Solidarity’s units.
References
World Bank. 2015. International Bank For Reconstruction And Development Project Appraisal Document On A Proposed Loan In The Amount Of USD400 Million To The Arab Republic Of Egypt For A Strengthening Social Safety Net Project March 20, 2015. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 15 February 2016. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/ WDSP/IB/2015/03/25/000477144_20150325145541/Rendered/PDF/PAD6110PAD0P14010 Box385454B00OUO090.pdf>.
Benefit recipients
i. Takaful: the wife is the preferred card holder ii. Karama: each beneficiary has a card
References
World Bank. 2015. Project appraisal document on a proposed loan in the amount of US$400 Million to the Arab Republic of Egypt for a Strengthening Social Safety Net Project. Report No: PAD611. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 27 July 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/pt/944911468023332501/ pdf/PAD6110PAD0P14010Box385454B00OUO090.pdf>.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Three years
Coverage
Total number of individuals enrolled in both programmes: 5,419,846 i. Number of households enrolled in Takaful: 1,126,957; number of individuals receiving Takaful (all household members): 5,337,600 ii. Number of individuals enrolled in Karama (cardholders): 82,246 (67,470 are people with disabilities, 14,559 are elderly people, and 217 are elderly people with disabilities) (up to the 3rd wave of the programme, December 2016)
References
MoSS. 2016. TKP Latest Progress Report IV, Jul-Dec 2016. Cairo: Ministry of Social Solidarity. Internal archives.
Programme expenditure
Spending on Takaful and Karama reached EGP1.7 billion during the 2015-2016 fiscal year Source of funding: Primary funding from the Government of Egypt; loan support from the World Bank Group
References
Ministry of Finance. 2017. The Financial Monthly Bulletin 12(6), April. Cairo: Ministry of Finance. Accessed 27 July 2017. <http://www.mof.gov.eg/ MOFGallerySource/English/Reports/monthly/2016/July2016/Full%20version.pdf>. MoSS. 2016. TKP Latest Progress Report IV, Jul-Dec 2016. Cairo: Ministry of Social Solidarity. Internal archives.
Institutions and agencies involved
Government of Egypt; Ministry of Social Solidarity; World Bank
References
MoSS. 2016. TKP Latest Progress Report IV, Jul-Dec 2016. Cairo: Ministry of Social Solidarity. Internal archives.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Routine monitoring through the management information system; three main evaluations are planned: a targeting evaluation, a process evaluation and an impact evaluation; a process evaluation was the first study conducted and concluded, as of December 2016 MIS: The management information system is operational; in addition, as of December 2016, the first version of the Unified National Registry (UNR) system was created with connections to five databases, namely: the Food Subsidy System, Takaful and Karama, Social Pensions, Pensions and the Ministry of Education
References
MoSS. 2016. TKP Latest Progress Report IV, Jul-Dec 2016. Cairo: Ministry of Social Solidarity. Internal archives.