Last updated: 16/9/2023

Basic Information

Geographic area
Population group
Persons with disabilities, Women, Working age group

Programme Details

Programme components
Addition of a fifth component to the CCAP: Social Inclusion and Maintenance and Construction Cash Grants (MCCG); MCCG: quick-disbursing emergency cash for work/labor-intensive public works scheme that is targeted to vulnerable households within the AF communities and managed through a community driven approach (e.g. road paving, maintenance of community infrastructure, light construction). Workers receive a daily wage of AFN 350 (unskilled) or AFN 650 (skilled labor) and eligible HHs are provided with work for 40 labor days per HH (to enable households to purchase food for 3 months of food) to mitigate the 3 months’ lean season Social Inclusion Grants: provide sustainable welfare support for ‘ultra-vulnerable’ households without able-bodied man to take part in MCCG: SIG will take the form of a ‘matching grant’ up to a total value of $2000 per community that will be used to provide incentives for community philanthropy. The combination of the matching grant and community donations will be used in the first instance to initiate a ‘food/grain bank’ for the ultra-poor in each of the targeted AF communities. Addition of a new new subcomponent 3 (c) to CCAP: Enhanced Displacement Data Collection and Coordination Support
Start date
Goal: Minimum of 2200 targeted high IDP/returnee communities provided with emergency support MCCG: total of 115,000 vulnerable HHs expected to benefit, corresponds to an estimated 805,000 individuals (assuming an average family size of 7) SIG: total of 30,000 ultra-vulnerable HHs expected to benefit

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeted areas
14 rural/peri-urban districts (half of which were already under regular CCAP), full coverage of two cities (Jalalabad and Kandahar)
Target groups
PwD, Widow/Single Women, WAG, PHHs9 IDP/Rs, Vulnerable and ultra-vulnerable HHs (e.g. female-headed, disabled) in high IDP/R communities
Eligibility criteria
MCCG: min. age of 15, ranking as “poor” or under well-being analysis SIG: female-headed HHs or those with woman being sole income earner ranking as “very poor” HH under well-being analysis; Additionally the following generic criteria: dependence on casual daily wage work as primary household income and only one adult male working; repeated and current indebtedness to others; food insecure during the lean season (for 3 months); no land ownership or ownership of less than 1 jerib of land; living in rented houses; Poor or very poor HH among displaced population: any of the above criteria plus at least two of the following: living with relatives; no work opportunities in the past few weeks; food insecurity in the past few weeks or since relocating to the community;

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash and Food
Payment/delivery frequency
Payout of MCCG grant to community account in single tranch Workers get paid based on agreed milestones/outputs in the MCCG plan
Benefit delivery mechanism
Along with CCAP rural area service standard (RASS) grant (rural); urban: AF only provides urban area block grants as the parallel CGC program under UN Habitat was already providing labor-intensive public works in those areas Workers get paid in cash and sign with their fingerprint
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Through CCAP infrastructure (e.g. semi-annual score cards) Data will be collected by Facilitating Partners, MRRD Social Organizers and Engineers, and entered into databases at the district and provincial levels for rural areas, and through tablets at the municipal level for urban areas. Additional to existing CCAP: data collection on displacement (including the launch of a mobile-phone based monitoring mechanism) The Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project (CCAP) pursues a community-based development approach that differs significantly from the one employed by the majority of other programmes. As explained, these Afghan programmes represent comprehensive initiatives with a wealth of subcomponents targeting the community level.
Legal Framework
Citizens’ Charter National Priority Programme