Last updated: 27/10/2021

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To address the negative impacts resulting from the economic, administrative and financial reform programme adopted by the government in 1995.

Legal framework: Law no. 36 of 1996. 

Note: The conflict has negatively affected the funding of the programme. In 2016 it was partly reactivated through the Emergency Crisis Response Project and Additional Financing 1 by the World Bank. Information provided in this profile refers to programme design features and characteristics as they were until 2015. Please note that brief mentions of changes made after 2015 are included to reflect the programme’s shock-responsiveness.

References
Azaki, A. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Yemen. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/ SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinYemen.pdf World Bank. 2016. International Development Association project paper in a proposed additional grant in the amount of SDR 184.70 million (US$250 million equivalent) to the United Nations Development Programme for a Yemen emergency crisis response project additional. Report No: PAD2154. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/ en/830031491945801939/pdf/PAD2154PAD2154-REVISED-OUO-9-Yemen-P161806- Project-Paper-12-28-2016-01182017.pdf>.
Start date
1996
References
Azaki, A. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Yemen. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/ SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinYemen.pdf>.
Coverage
Before the conflict: 77,223 beneficiaries in 2013; 7.7 million people in total between the beginning of third stage (2004) and 2013; in 2016 it was partly reactivated through the Emergency Crisis Response Project, which supports small community infrastructure projects, with the objective of reaching 700,000 beneficiaries by 2019
References
Azaki, A. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Yemen. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/ SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinYemen.pdf>. World Bank. 2016. International Development Association project paper in a proposed additional grant in the amount of SDR 184.70 million (US$250 million equivalent) to the United Nations Development Programme for a Yemen emergency crisis response project additional. Report No: PAD2154. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/ en/830031491945801939/pdf/PAD2154PAD2154-REVISED-OUO-9-Yemen-P161806- Project-Paper-12-28-2016-01182017.pdf>
Programme expenditure
USD32.2 million in 2013; PWP is currently supported with USD85 million through Component 1.2 of the Emergency Crisis Response Project and Additional Financing 1 by the World Bank (2016–2019). Source of funding: Before 2015: PWP was implementing its Phase IV programme with USD283 million in funds committed by five donors, with a government contribution of 4 per cent. Since 2016: World Bank financing.
References
Azaki, A. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Yemen. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/ SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinYemen.pdf>. World Bank. 2016. International Development Association project paper in a proposed additional grant in the amount of SDR 184.70 million (US$250 million equivalent) to the United Nations Development Programme for a Yemen emergency crisis response project additional. Report No: PAD2154. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/ en/830031491945801939/pdf/PAD2154PAD2154-REVISED-OUO-9-Yemen-P161806- Project-Paper-12-28-2016-01182017.pdf>

Targeting and egiblity

Targeting methods
Geographical Targeting
Community-Based Targeting
Self-Targeting
Currently: when demand exceeds supply, community targeting and lottery-based selection will be introduced as applicable (small contractors are responsible for the selection of participants)
References
World Bank. 2016. International Development Association project paper in a proposed additional grant in the amount of SDR 184.70 million (US$250 million equivalent) to the United Nations Development Programme for a Yemen emergency crisis response project additional. Report No: PAD2154. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/ en/830031491945801939/pdf/PAD2154PAD2154-REVISED-OUO-9-Yemen-P161806- Project-Paper-12-28-2016-01182017.pdf>
Targeted areas
Originally: 21 governorates in 2013. Since 2016: all 22 governorates, with highly distressed areas prioritised
References
Azaki, A. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Yemen. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/ SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinYemen.pdf>. World Bank. 2016. International Development Association project paper in a proposed additional grant in the amount of SDR 184.70 million (US$250 million equivalent) to the United Nations Development Programme for a Yemen emergency crisis response project additional. Report No: PAD2154. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/ en/830031491945801939/pdf/PAD2154PAD2154-REVISED-OUO-9-Yemen-P161806- Project-Paper-12-28-2016-01182017.pdf>.
Target groups
The unemployed
References
Azaki, A. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Yemen. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/ SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinYemen.pdf>
Eligibility criteria
Participants are chosen by small contractors
References
World Bank. 2016. International Development Association project paper in a proposed additional grant in the amount of SDR 184.70 million (US$250 million equivalent) to the United Nations Development Programme for a Yemen emergency crisis response project additional. Report No: PAD2154. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/ en/830031491945801939/pdf/PAD2154PAD2154-REVISED-OUO-9-Yemen-P161806- Project-Paper-12-28-2016-01182017.pdf>.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash (cash-for-work)
References
Azaki, A. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Yemen. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/ SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinYemen.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
MIS: A management information system was designed in-house and is being updated regularly
References
Azaki, A. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Yemen. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/ SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinYemen.pdf>.