Last updated: 09/2/2024

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To improve beneficiaries’ access to health and education services

References
World Bank. 2013. “tCongo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf .
Programme components
Conditional cash transfers (transfers targeted at households with children), unconditional cash transfers (transfers targeted at elderly beneficiaries), financing for income generating activities, vocational training for the youth.
References
(i) World Bank. 2023. “Disclosable Version of the ISR - CG Rep. LISUNGI Safety Nets System Project - P145263 - Sequence No : 16 (English) “. Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/099080323095578137/p14526304b56be0ba0845c04d5eedcacd77 (ii) World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.
Start date
2014
References
(i) UNHCR. 2022. “Rapport de suivi et évaluation suite aux premiers versements de transferts monétaires conditionnels (TMC) du Projet Lisungi dans le département de la Likouala”. Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://globalcompactrefugees.org/sites/default/files/2022-07/Lisungi%20Monitoring%20and%20Evaluation%20report%201%20-%20Dec%202021.pdf (ii) World Bank. 2023. “Disclosable Version of the ISR - CG Rep. LISUNGI Safety Nets System Project - P145263 - Sequence No : 16 (English) “. Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/099080323095578137/p14526304b56be0ba0845c04d5eedcacd77
Conditionalities (if any)
Health and education-related conditionalities are in place for households with children, such as: regular visits to health centres, including antenatal and post-natal exams, check-ups and vaccination; a minimum of 80 per cent of school attendance per month for each child; and participation in programme-specific activities. Transfers to elderly beneficiaries are unconditional, though they benefit from a social workers’ information on the use of preventive health care services.
References
World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.
Coverage
Ongoing payment of cash transfers for 5,170 households, (ii) financing for income generating activities for 7,150 households, (iii) in coordination with the Ministry of Vocational Training and the Ministry of Education, vocational training for 439 youth.
References
World Bank. 2023. “Disclosable Version of the ISR - CG Rep. LISUNGI Safety Nets System Project - P145263 - Sequence No : 16 (English) “. Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/099080323095578137/p14526304b56be0ba0845c04d5eedcacd77
Programme expenditure
Establishment of key building blocks of a national safety net program and enhancement of local capacities: $3.60 M. Development and implementation of human development programmes:Cost $37.90 M. Project management, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E): Cost $7.50 M.
References
World Bank. 2023. “Disclosable Version of the ISR - CG Rep. LISUNGI Safety Nets System Project - P145263 - Sequence No : 16 (English) “. Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/099080323095578137/p14526304b56be0ba0845c04d5eedcacd77

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
Community-Based Targeting
In the pilot phase, a random draw process among eligible households was also implemented.
References
World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.
Targeted areas
The following districts participated in the first phase of the programme: Makélékélé, Bacongo, Moungali and Talangai in the department of Brazzaville; Mvoumvou, department of Pointe Noire; and Makoua and Oyo, department of Cuvette.2 In 2015, with additional funding from the French Development Agency (FDA), the programme was extended to peripheral areas surrounding Brazzaville (Djiri, Madibou, Mfilou) and Pointe-Noire (Loandjili).
References
World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.
Target groups
Pregnant women, children, youth, and elderly persons.
Eligibility criteria
Eligible beneficiaries are those with adult equivalent household consumption below the food poverty line, who live in the selected districts—in particular, families with pregnant women and/or children (0–14 years old) and elderly people (60 years old and above).
References
World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
After the beneficiary households receive the last scheduled payment, their situation is reassessed by the community committee, which will decide if they must continue receiving the benefits until December 2017 or if they may be referred to other programmes from the Ministry of Social Affairs
References
World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
References
World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.
Amount of benefits
Three different amounts of benefits are provided under the programme: a fixed benefit per household of FCFA 10,000 (USD20) per month; an additional child benefit of FCFA 5,000 (USD10) per child per month; and an additional elderly individual benefit of FCFA 10,000 (USD20) per elderly person per month. The maximum level of benefits for a single household is FCFA 45,000 (USD90) per month.
References
World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.
Payment/delivery frequency
Quarterly
References
World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Payment is conducted by agencies within private and public banks, microfinance institutions and mobile telephone companies
References
World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.
Benefit recipients
Female spouses (or mothers) of the heads of the household (for the conditional cash transfers), and the elderly individual (for the unconditional cash transfers).
References
World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
The first phase of the programme provides beneficiaries with a quarterly cash transfer for two years, totalling eight payments. After the last payment, a reassessment is conducted to evaluate which households will continue to receive the benefits until December 2017 and which will be referred to other programmes
References
World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Monitoring and process evaluation is scheduled to occur at each stage of the programme’s implementation. Baseline and a follow-up surveys are scheduled to be implemented to evaluate the impact of the programme on beneficiaries. A mid-term review is also expected to take place in 2016.
References
World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.
MIS
The project's goal is to develop and implement a modular computerized MIS that will be capable of: (i) producing reports about potential beneficiaries, beneficiaries, program activities, and transfers; (ii) supporting the financial management of projects; and (iii) producing the necessary information for monitoring and evaluation.
References
World Bank. 2013. “ Congo, Republic of - LISUNGI Safety Nets Project – Project Appraisal Document.” Accessed 12 November 2023. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/939321468025765941/pdf/PAD7100P145263010Box382121B00OUO090.pdf.