Last updated: 07/2/2024

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Poor households, Working age group

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To improve resilience among the poor and vulnerable population and strengthen the national platform for safety nets. The project will support the Malawi National Social Support Program II and it is entirely devised around the MNSSP II strategy and Implementation Plan, reflecting strong government ownership. 

References
Government of the Republic of Malawi. (2019). Malawi Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project: Labour Management Procedures. National Local Local Government Finance Committee. Accessible at: https://www.finance.gov.mw/index.php/our-documents/debt-aid?download=92:mssrlp-labour-management-procedures. Accessed on 01 February 2024.
Programme components
(i) Improving Social and Economic Inclusion: The Improving Social and Economic Inclusion component will have two subcomponents: (a) Enhanced Core Programs and (b) Financing Scalable Safety Nets. (ii) Strengthening Harmonized Delivery Systems: Under strengthening harmonised delivery systems component, the project will establish systems that will promote harmonisation within the social safety net sector and potentially link to other sectors to improve effectiveness of delivery. (iii) Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening Support
References
Government of the Republic of Malawi. (2019). Malawi Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project: Labour Management Procedures. National Local Local Government Finance Committee. Accessible at: https://www.finance.gov.mw/index.php/our-documents/debt-aid?download=92:mssrlp-labour-management-procedures. Accessed on 01 February 2024.
Start date
2020 to 2025
References
National Local Government Finance Committee. (n.d.). Social Support for Resilient Livelihood Project (SSRLP). Accessible: https://www.nlgfc.gov.mw/index.php/business/mssrlp. Accessed on 01 Februery 2024
Previous programme name (if any)
 Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF)
Conditionalities (if any)
Payment of wages will be done bimonthly and will be conditional to completion of work as per agreement within the project plan and work allocation per households;
References
Government of the Republic of Malawi. (2019). Malawi Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project: Labour Management Procedures. National Local Local Government Finance Committee. Accessible at: https://www.finance.gov.mw/index.php/our-documents/debt-aid?download=92:mssrlp-labour-management-procedures. Accessed on 01 February 2024.
Coverage
Since 1995, 3.4 million households have been reached with cash transfers; of these, 2.2 million households were reached over nine public works cycles (MASAF 3 APLII), averaging 434,000 beneficiary households per cycle, which is 15 per cent of all households nationwide (2015).
References
Government of the Republic of Malawi. (2019). Malawi Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project: Labour Management Procedures. National Local Local Government Finance Committee. Accessible at: https://www.finance.gov.mw/index.php/our-documents/debt-aid?download=92:mssrlp-labour-management-procedures. Accessed on 01 February 2024
Programme expenditure
183 million USD
References
World Bank. (2019, November 15). International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Grant in the Amount of SDR 97.1 Million (US$125 Million Equivalent) and a Trust Fund Grant in the Amount of US$17 Million from the Global Risk Financing Facility to the Republic of Malawi for a Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project. Accessible: https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/400931576292473547/pdf/Malawi-Social-Support-for-Resilient-Livelihoods-Project.pdf. Accessed on 01 February 2024.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Community-Based Targeting
References
Government of the Republic of Malawi. (2019). Malawi Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project: Labour Management Procedures. National Local Local Government Finance Committee. Accessible at: https://www.finance.gov.mw/index.php/our-documents/debt-aid?download=92:mssrlp-labour-management-procedures. Accessed on 01 February 2024.
Targeted areas
Nationwide
References
Government of the Republic of Malawi. (2019). Malawi Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project: Labour Management Procedures. National Local Local Government Finance Committee. Accessible at: https://www.finance.gov.mw/index.php/our-documents/debt-aid?download=92:mssrlp-labour-management-procedures. Accessed on 01 February 2024.
Target groups
Ultra-poor households
References
Government of the Republic of Malawi. (2019). Malawi Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project: Labour Management Procedures. National Local Local Government Finance Committee. Accessible at: https://www.finance.gov.mw/index.php/our-documents/debt-aid?download=92:mssrlp-labour-management-procedures. Accessed on 01 February 2024.
Eligibility criteria
Beneficiary households to participate in the enhanced public works will be drawn from the Unified Beneficiary Registry (UBR) and inputted into the Nthandizi Management Information System (NMIS). The UBR provides a single source of information on households eligible for social support programmes. Only households meeting the PWP eligibility criteria of “ultra-poor households with labour capacity” will be selected as potential participants in the EPWP. Through an open community meeting facilitated by extension workers in collaboration with the catchment management committee, the names will be vetted for the following factors: (a) Whether the selected household stays within the vicinity of the earmarked catchment; (b) Whether the selected household has migrated or dissolved; (c) Whether the selected household is now labour constrained (i.e. the household member with labour capacity has developed a condition (pregnancy, disability, chronic illness) to prevent them from working in the EPWP; (d) Whether the selected household is a participant in the Social Cash Transfer Programme; and (e) Whether the selected household in not ultra–poor
References
Government of the Republic of Malawi. (2019). Malawi Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project: Labour Management Procedures. National Local Local Government Finance Committee. Accessible at: https://www.finance.gov.mw/index.php/our-documents/debt-aid?download=92:mssrlp-labour-management-procedures. Accessed on 01 February 2024.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
References
Government of the Republic of Malawi. (2019). Malawi Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project: Labour Management Procedures. National Local Local Government Finance Committee. Accessible at: https://www.finance.gov.mw/index.php/our-documents/debt-aid?download=92:mssrlp-labour-management-procedures. Accessed on 01 February 2024.
Amount of benefits
75,000 kwacha
References
Prevention Web based on World Bank. 2023. In the spotlight - Featuring the social support for resilient livelihoods project in Malawi - Resilient futures: Amplifying disaster risk finance with adaptive social protection. Accessible at https://www.preventionweb.net/news/spotlight-featuring-social-support-resilient-livelihoods-project-malawi-resilient-futures Accessed on 01 February 2024
Payment/delivery frequency
Bimonthly
References
Government of the Republic of Malawi. (2019). Malawi Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project: Labour Management Procedures. National Local Local Government Finance Committee. Accessible at: https://www.finance.gov.mw/index.php/our-documents/debt-aid?download=92:mssrlp-labour-management-procedures. Accessed on 01 February 2024
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Initially the number of eligible days per year was 12, but due to external shocks the number of eligible days increased to 48 per year.
References
Government of the Republic of Malawi. (2019). Malawi Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project: Labour Management Procedures. National Local Local Government Finance Committee. Accessible at: https://www.finance.gov.mw/index.php/our-documents/debt-aid?download=92:mssrlp-labour-management-procedures. Accessed on 01 February 2024
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
National Local Government Finance Committee (NLGFC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Youth and Manpower Development for monitoring the programme at national level.
References
Government of the Republic of Malawi. (2019). Malawi Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project: Labour Management Procedures. National Local Local Government Finance Committee. Accessible at: https://www.finance.gov.mw/index.php/our-documents/debt-aid?download=92:mssrlp-labour-management-procedures. Accessed on 01 February 2024
MIS
 Beneficiary households to participate in the enhanced public works will be drawn from the Unified Beneficiary Registry (UBR) and inputted into the Nthandizi Management Information System (NMIS).
References
Government of the Republic of Malawi. (2019). Malawi Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project: Labour Management Procedures. National Local Local Government Finance Committee. Accessible at: https://www.finance.gov.mw/index.php/our-documents/debt-aid?download=92:mssrlp-labour-management-procedures. Accessed on 01 February 2024