Last updated: 28/2/2024

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved
Ghana - Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development, MLGRD
References
(i) Perin, G., J.P. Bregolin Dytz, and N. Mohamed. 2022. “The state of social protection for agrifood systems workers in West Africa”. Working Paper, No. 196. Brasília and Rome: International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessible: https://doi.org/10.4060/cc3310en Accessed 20 February 2024 (ii) World Bank. 2017. Using Labor Intensive Works and a Household Registry to Better Target and Support Ghana’s Poor Households. Accessible: https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/03/13/using-labor-intensive-works-and-a-household-registry-to-better-target-and-support-ghanas-poor-households Accessed 18 Feb 2024
Population group
Working age group

Programme Details

Programme expenditure
Initial fund allocation of USD28M and now USD21M after restructuring due to COVID-19. Funds used to pay beneficiary wages, materials and tools, payment to contractors, capacity building activities, monitoring and supervision, etc. USD13.23M (63%) of revised component allocation to be paid as wages to beneficiaries. 60% of LIPW funds shared equally among the 80DAs and remaining 40% proportionately across all DAs based on incidence of poverty.

Targeting and eligiblity

Eligibility criteria
The targeting used by the LIPW to select potential beneficiaries is a combination of geographic targeting, self-targeting and community-based targeting (CBT). The first method selects the districts using poverty maps which show the spatial distribution of poverty and prioritises those with a high incidence of poverty. After the decision to implement the LIPW in a community, self-targeting is used to identify and enrol beneficiaries. If too many people self-select to work on the subproject and exceed the labour content indicated, CBT is employed to reduce the number to employable levels

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
The amount is set at one national minimum wage per year.
References
(i) The Ghana Productive Safety Net Project (GPSNP). n.d. LIPW Component. Accessible: http://mlgrd.gov.gh/gpsnp/index.php/project-components/lipw Accessed 18 Feb 2024 (ii) Perin, G., J.P. Bregolin Dytz, and N. Mohamed. 2022. “The state of social protection for agrifood systems workers in West Africa”. Working Paper, No. 196. Brasília and Rome: International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessible: https://doi.org/10.4060/cc3310en Accessed 20 February 2024
Benefit delivery mechanism
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Each beneficiary household representative works for a maximum of 90 person-days per year during the agricultural off-season. To deepen impacts, households work on LIPW sites for up to two consecutive dry seasons over a two-year period.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The monitoring activities of this project are meant to ensure the timely progress of its implementation, which is based on key performance indicators established in the programme’s results framework. Impact evaluations are set to be carried out by independent parties and will include a baseline survey and two follow-up surveys.
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Credit in the Amount of SDR 58.4 Million (USD $88.6 Million Equivalent) in the Amount of SDR 31.3 Million (USD $47.6 Million Equivalent) in Pilot CRW Resources to the Republic of Ghana for a Social Opportunities Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/05/03/000333037_20100503002659/Rendered/ PDF/528410PAD0P1151y100IDA1R20101011711.pdf>.
Legal Framework
  A National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS) was developed in 2007 and revised in 2012. The 2013 Social Protection Rationalization Study as well as diagnostic processes for the formulation of the Medium-Term National Development Framework (GSGDA II) established the need for a holistic National Social Protection Policy to facilitate harmonization, coordination, improved targeting and relevant capacity building at all levels.
MIS
 The Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development overseeing the finance of project management, coordination, and capacity building and other project-related operating costs for the implementation. This support includes procurement of service providers to implement operational aspects of the LIPW component, including payments and auditing as well as building the capacity of key stakeholders and strengthening the program’s digitized delivery mechanisms and computerized MIS to support program management and delivery.
References
The Ghana Productive Safety Net Project (GPSNP). n.d. Project Coordination. Accessible: http://mlgrd.gov.gh/gpsnp/index.php/project-components/project-management-coordination-and-capacity-building Accessed 18 Feb 2024