Last updated: 13/3/2024

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To provide support for families living in extreme poverty

References
Republic of Djibouti. 2017. Décret no. 2017-096/PR/SEAS portant modification du décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF). Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.presidence.dj/texte.php?ID=2017-096&ID2=2017-03-06&ID3=D%E9cret&ID4=5&ID5=2017-03-15&ID6=n >.
Programme components
Unconditional cash transfer; accompanying measures on health, nutrition, education and hygiene
References
UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.
Start date
2015
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2015. “Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF).” Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti. Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/100232/120165/F1124840398/DJI-100232.pdf>.
Coverage
12,362 households in 2019 78,880 households or almost 394,400 people including 29,694 children in 2021, expanded during COVID-19
References
Expansion of Djibouti’s National Family Solidarity Program, World Bank Group, August 2020. 06 November 2023. <Expansion_of_Djiboutis_National_Family_Solidarity.pdf >. Country Office Annual Report 2021, Djibouti, UNICEF. 06 November 2023. <https://www.unicef.org/media/116241/file/Djibouti-2021-COAR.pdf >.
Programme expenditure
USD9,233,898 /year Source of funding: Government (Fond de Solidarité Nationale)
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2017. Décret no. 2017-096/PR/SEAS portant modification du décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF). Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.presidence.dj/texte.php?ID=2017-096&ID2=2017-03-06&ID3=D%E9cret&ID4=5&ID5=2017-03-15&ID6=n >. UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
community-based targeting using criteria determined by the State Secretariat of Social Affairs (SEAS) to assess vulnerability
References
Personal communication.
Targeted areas
Nationwide; PNSF cash transfers started operation in 2016 in rural areas; the programme was designed to reach families living in extreme poverty in the entire country and envisages a progressive scale-up to the national level.
References
UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.
Target groups
Households living in extreme poverty
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2015. “Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF).” Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti. Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/100232/120165/F1124840398/DJI-100232.pdf>.
Eligibility criteria
Beneficiary households must be registered in the social registry; beneficiary families are poor and vulnerable, with members who have a disability or are elderly (> 70 years old), children under 5 years old, orphaned and vulnerable children
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2015. “Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF).” Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti. Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/100232/120165/F1124840398/DJI-100232.pdf>. Personal communication.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2015. “Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF).” Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti. Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/100232/120165/F1124840398/DJI-100232.pdf>.
Amount of benefits
DJF30,000 per quarter and per household; an additional transfer of the same amount may be granted to families who care for a member of the household who is elderly or has a disability
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2017. Décret no. 2017-096/PR/SEAS portant modification du décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF). Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.presidence.dj/texte.php?ID=2017-096&ID2=2017-03-06&ID3=D%E9cret&ID4=5&ID5=2017-03-15&ID6=n >.
Payment/delivery frequency
Every three months
References
Republic of Djibouti. 2015. “Décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF).” Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti. Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/100232/120165/F1124840398/DJI-100232.pdf>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Trésor national office in the region; payment operators are assigned by the State Secretariat for National Solidarity (SEAS); beneficiaries have to present a national ID card, the beneficiary card and the programme booklet to receive the transfer
References
UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication.
Benefit recipients
Transfers to the female member of the household
References
UNICEF. forthcoming. Non-contributory Social Protection and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Analytical report. New York: United Nations Children’s Fund. Internal archives.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Technical committee chaired by the State Secretariat for Social Affairs is responsible for monitoring the programme; every six months, follow-up questionnaires are conducted with beneficiaries for programme monitoring; MIS: A monitoring and information system is available; monitoring is conducted every six months through follow-up questionnaires
References
Personal communication. Republic of Djibouti. 2017. Décret no. 2017-096/PR/SEAS portant modification du décret no. 2015-279/PR/SESN portant création, organisation et fonctionnement du Programme National de Solidarité Famille (PNSF). Djibouti: Government of Djibouti. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.presidence.dj/texte.php?ID=2017-096&ID2=2017-03-06&ID3=D%E9cret&ID4=5&ID5=2017-03-15&ID6=n >. UNICEF Djibouti. 2017. Personal communication. UNICEF. forthcoming. Non-contributory Social Protection and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Analytical report. New York: United Nations Children’s Fund. Internal archives.