Thursday, January 4, 2024

Strengthening Social Protection Systems in Rwanda to Increase Resilience and Build Human Capital

Through supporting the effectiveness of Rwanda’s flagship social protection Vision 2020 Umurenge Program (VUP), the World Bank’s Strengthening Social Protection Project (SSPP) increased the coverage of core safety net programs and promoted investments in human capital development. The coverage of the core safety net rose substantially from 67 percent to 92 percent of eligible households in targeted districts, including 54 percent of women beneficiaries. The project also improved timeliness of the delivery of cash transfers from 60 percent to nearly 100 percent and introduced innovations that made VUP a gender-, child-, and nutrition-sensitive program.

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