Last updated: 07/11/2019

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Elderly persons, Persons with disabilities

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To combat all forms of marginalisation and social exclusion of disadvantaged groups;

To ensure social protection and social and fundamental rights for disadvantaged social groups;

To recover the social dimension of the State at the grass-roots level.

Legal Framework: Executive Decree no. 94-336 of 24 October 1994; Executive Decree no. 03-45 of 19 January 2003 

References
Agence de Développement Social Algérie. n.d. “Le dispositif d’Allocation Forfaitaire de Solidarité (AFS).” Agence de Développement Social Algérie website. Accessed 28 April 2017. <http://www.ads.dz/documents/prg_afs.html> Government of Algeria. Executive Decree no. 94-336 of 24 October 1994. Algiers: Government of Algeria. Internal archives. Governmnet of Algeria. Executive Decree no. 03-45 of 19 January 2003. Algiers: Government of Algeria. Accessed 7 March 2018. <http://elbaraka.e-monsite.com/medias/files/f2003004-2.pdf>.
Programme components
In addition to the monthly grant, beneficiaries are covered by health insurance and maternity benefits. Child-sensitive design feature: Benefits increase with the number of household members/children.
References
Personal communication
Start date
1994
References
Agence de Développement Social. 2015. “Allocation Forfaitaire de Solidarité.” ADS website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.ads.dz/documents/prg_afs.html>. Government of Algeria. Executive Decree no. 94-336 of 24 October 1994. Algiers: Government of Algeria. Internal archives.
Conditionalities (if any)
N/A
Coverage
831,452 people in 2016
References
OHCHR. 2017. 3ème Rapport de l’Algérie relatif à l’Examen Périodique Universel. Annexes: réalisations dans certains domaines depuis le 2ème EPU. Geneva: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Accessed 20 September 2017.<http://www.ohchr.org/FR/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/DZIndex.aspx>.
Programme expenditure
DZD39.1 billion in 2016.
References
OHCHR. 2017. 3ème Rapport de l’Algérie relatif à l’Examen Périodique Universel. Annexes: réalisations dans certains domaines depuis le 2ème EPU. Geneva: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Accessed 20 September 2017. <http://www.ohchr.org/FR/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/DZIndex.aspx>.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Means Test
Categorical Targeting
References
Agence de Développement Social. 2015. “Allocation Forfaitaire de Solidarité.” ADS website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.ads.dz/documents/prg_afs.html>.
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Labour-constrained households; individuals with disabilities; elderly people.
References
Agence de Développement Social Algérie. n.d. “Le dispositif d’Allocation Forfaitaire de Solidarité (AFS).” Agence de Développement Social Algérie website. Accessed 28 April 2017. <http://www.ads.dz/documents/prg_afs.html>.
Eligibility criteria
Household heads or elderly people above the age of 60 and living alone, without income; Household heads or persons living alone, without income, physically or mentally impaired, and unfit for work; Female household heads, without income, regardless of age; Blind persons with income equal to or less than the minimum wage (SNMG); Individuals over the age of 18 and with a chronic disability (holders of a disability card).
References
Agence de Développement Social Algérie. n.d. “Le dispositif d’Allocation Forfaitaire de Solidarité (AFS).” Agence de Développement Social Algérie website. Accessed 28 April 2017. <http://www.ads.dz/documents/prg_afs.html>.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
Since 2009: DZD3,000, with an increase of DZD120 per dependent up to a maximum of three individuals.
References
Agence de Développement Social Algérie. n.d. “Le dispositif d’Allocation Forfaitaire de Solidarité (AFS).” Agence de Développement Social Algérie website. Accessed 28 April 2017. <http://www.ads.dz/documents/prg_afs.html>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly
References
Personal communication
Benefit delivery mechanism
Payments are disbursed at the post office in the place of residence, against proof of identity (ID or beneficiary card).
References
Agence de Développement Social Algérie. n.d. “Le dispositif d’Allocation Forfaitaire de Solidarité (AFS).” Agence de Développement Social Algérie website. Accessed 28 April 2017. <http://www.ads.dz/documents/prg_afs.html>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
MIS: AFS and DAIS management software, called FSPRO at municipality (commune) level and AFSWIL at province (wilaya) level
References
Agence de Développement Social Algérie. n.d. “Le dispositif d’Allocation Forfaitaire de Solidarité (AFS).” Agence de Développement Social Algérie website. Accessed 28 April 2017. <http://www.ads.dz/documents/prg_afs.html>.