Programme objectives

To reduce poverty, hunger and starvation in extremely poor and labour-constrained households.

References
Food and Agriculture Organization. 2015. “PtoP Countries: Ethiopia. From Protection to Production (PtoP) Project.” FAO website. Accessed 11 November 2015.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2011
References
Food and Agriculture Organization. 2015. “PtoP Countries: Ethiopia. From Protection to Production (PtoP) Project.” FAO website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.fao.org/economic/ptop/ programmes/ethiopia/en/>.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Geographical Targeting
Community-Based Targeting
References
Berhane, G., S. Devereux, J. Hoddinott, F. Nega Tegebu, K. Roelen, and B. Schwab. 2012. Evaluation of the Social Cash Transfers Pilot Programme, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Baseline Report. Brighton: IDS. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/BaselineReport_Dec_5_2012jw01-jan-13.pdf>.
Targeted areas
Tigray region: the urban area of Abi-Adi and the rural woreda of Hintalo-Wajirat.
Target groups
Extremely poor and labour-constrained households.
References
Kagin, J., J.E. Taylor, F. Alfani, and B. Davis. 2014. Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation (LEWIE) of Ethiopia’s social cash transfer pilot programme. Rome: FAO. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3815e.pdf>.
Eligibility criteria
Potential beneficiaries should be considered extremely poor (households suffering extreme levels of deprivation as measured by hunger, that have no assets and means of supporting themselves and receive no regular assistance from relatives) and labour-constrained (households with no able-bodied members aged 19–60 who can undertake work; or where there is an able-bodied adult who is responsible for more than three dependents).
References
Berhane, G., S. Devereux, J. Hoddinott, F. Nega Tegebu, K. Roelen, and B. Schwab. 2012. Evaluation of the Social Cash Transfers Pilot Programme, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Baseline Report. Brighton: IDS. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/BaselineReport_Dec_5_2012jw01-jan-13.pdf>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
A fixed amount of USD7.88 in addition to: • USD1.27 for each child plus USD0.50 if the child is enrolled in school (up to a maximum of four children) • USD2 for households with a child with disabilities, additional • USD2.54 for households with an adult with disabilities, and • USD3.05 if one of the household members is an elderly dependent.
References
Food and Agriculture Organization. 2014. The impacts of the Social Cash Transfer Pilot Programme on community dynamics in Tigray, Ethiopia. Rome: FAO. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3979e.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly
References
Kagin, J., J.E. Taylor, F. Alfani, and B. Davis. 2014. Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation (LEWIE) of Ethiopia’s social cash transfer pilot programme. Rome: FAO. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3815e.pdf>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
The SCTPP relies on a ‘pull’ delivery mechanism; programme beneficiaries can collect payments from payment points operated by Dedebit Microfinance Institution (DECSI), a private microfinance institution. Electronic payments are also conducted by M-BIRR (a mobile money service provider).
References
Berhane, G., S. Devereux, J. Hoddinott, F. Nega Tegebu, K. Roelen, and B. Schwab. 2012. Evaluation of the Social Cash Transfers Pilot Programme, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Baseline Report. Brighton: IDS. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/BaselineReport_Dec_5_2012jw01-jan-13.pdf>.
Benefit recipients
Beneficiaries can collect the payments themselves or designate another person (either a member of the household or not) to collect payments on their behalf.
References
Berhane, G., S. Devereux, J. Hoddinott, F. Nega Tegebu, K. Roelen, and B. Schwab. 2012. Evaluation of the Social Cash Transfers Pilot Programme, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Baseline Report. Brighton: IDS. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/BaselineReport_Dec_5_2012jw01-jan-13.pdf>.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
3,767 households (2014)
References
Food and Agriculture Organization. 2014. The impacts of the Social Cash Transfer Pilot Programme on community dynamics in Tigray, Ethiopia. Rome: FAO. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3979e.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
Approximately USD1.3 million
Institutions and agencies involved
Tigray Bureau of Labour and Social Affairs (BOLSA); UNICEF
References
Food and Agriculture Organization. 2014. The impacts of the Social Cash Transfer Pilot Programme on community dynamics in Tigray, Ethiopia. Rome: FAO. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3979e.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Quarterly progress tracking and external impact evaluation ver three years.