Project Profile: Trinidad and Tobago - Social Safety Net Reforms

The operation presented here is the first PBL operation of a series of three under the programmatic approach with the overall objective to contribute to the improvements in effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and accountability of the country's social safety net programs through (i) reform of cash grants provided by MPSD; (ii) an improved targeting system for MPSD non contributory social protection programs; and (iii) capacity development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation of systems in the MPSD. The first operation will support the design and kick-off implementation of the SSN policy and institutional reform measures which will be evaluated and then refined in the second and third operations respectively. The first operation has been structured as a hybrid operation with a PBL component (US$45 million) and an investment component (US$5 million).