Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To provide basic assistance to extremely poor people who are incapable
of working, promote the development of human capital, and improve
access to basic social services for beneficiary households.

References
Selvester, K. et al. 2012. Transforming Cash Transfers: Beneficiary and community perspectives on the Basic Social Subsidy Programme in Mozambique. London: Overseas Development Institute. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/8178.pdf>.
Programme components
Selvester, K. et al. 2012. Transforming Cash Transfers: Beneficiary and community perspectives on the Basic Social Subsidy Programme in Mozambique. London: Overseas Development Institute. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/8178.pdf>.
Start date
1990
References
Selvester, K. et al. 2012. Transforming Cash Transfers: Beneficiary and community perspectives on the Basic Social Subsidy Programme in Mozambique. London: Overseas Development Institute. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/8178.pdf>.
Coverage
359,859 households (2015)
Programme expenditure
MZN1,199 billion (2015)

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Community-Based Targeting
Self-Targeting
Target groups
Labour-constrained and extremely poor households.
References
Overseas Development Institute. 2013. Beneficiary and community perspectives on the Basic Social Subsidy Programme in Mozambique. Transforming Cash Transfers. London: ODI. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/8313.pdf>.
Eligibility criteria
Eligible beneficiary households are both labour-constrained (that is, with no adult member capable of working) and extremely poor.
References
Selvester, K. et al. 2012. Transforming Cash Transfers: Beneficiary and community perspectives on the Basic Social Subsidy Programme in Mozambique. London: Overseas Development Institute. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/8178.pdf>.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
References
Overseas Development Institute. 2013. Beneficiary and community perspectives on the Basic Social Subsidy Programme in Mozambique. Transforming Cash Transfers. London: ODI. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/8313.pdf>.
Amount of benefits
MZN310 (USD6.90), up to a maximum of MZN610 (USD13.50) per month for a household with four dependents.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly
Benefit delivery mechanism
Transfers are delivered directly to the beneficiaries at payment points by National Institute of Social Action (INAS) staff members.
References
Selvester, K. et al. 2012. Transforming Cash Transfers: Beneficiary and community perspectives on the Basic Social Subsidy Programme in Mozambique. London: Overseas Development Institute. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/8178.pdf>.
Benefit recipients
Heads of households, or a nominated alternative.
References
Selvester, K. et al. 2012. Transforming Cash Transfers: Beneficiary and community perspectives on the Basic Social Subsidy Programme in Mozambique. London: Overseas Development Institute. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/8178.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The National Institute of Social Action is reviewing monitoring and evaluation procedures.
References
Overseas Development Institute. 2013. Beneficiary and community perspectives on the Basic Social Subsidy Programme in Mozambique. Transforming Cash Transfers. London: ODI. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/8313.pdf>.