Dernière mise à jour: 16/5/2024

Informations de base

Institutions et organismes impliqués
Liberia - Government Profile
Liberiaprojects. 2023. Recovery of Economic Activity for Liberia Informal Sector Employment (REALISE). Accessible at Accessed on 15 March 2024
Groupe de population
Poor households, Women, Working age group

Détails du programme

Objectifs du programme

The project development objective is to increase access to income earning opportunities for the vulnerable in the informal sector in response to the COVID-19 crisis in Liberia.

Composantes du programme
The project has six components as below. i. Component 1: Grant Support to Vulnerable Households to Revive or Start Small Businesses (SSB) ii. Component 2: Temporary Employment Support and Employability Development for Vulnerable Workers (LIPW) iii. Component 3: Capacity building and project implementation and coordination a. Sub-component 3a: Capacity Building and Project Implementation and Coordination for MYS b. Sub-component 3b: Capacity Building and Project Implementation and Coordination for LACE c. Sub-component 3c: Capacity Building and Project Implementation and Coordination for MGCSP iv. Component 4: Contingent Emergency Response Component v. Component 5: Community Livelihood and Agriculture Support (CLAS) vi. Component 6: Social Cash Transfer (SCT) and Strengthening of the National Social Protection System
The Project targets 53,650 vulnerable households and informal workers in urban areas for Montserrado and Margibi counties, and rural areas for other counties. 17,000 individuals will receive temporary employment support (LIPW), while 4,450 individuals will be provided support to revive or start small businesses in the informal sector (SSB); 16,200 individuals will participate in the Community livelihood and agriculture support (CLAS) component, and 16,000 households will receive the social cash transfer (SCT).

Ciblage et éligibilité

Régions ciblées
The project will be implemented in 14 out of the 15 counties (excluding Maryland) in Liberia (Figure 2). Depending on the Project’s component targeting objectives, vulnerable populations in the informal sector, or poor and food insecure households will be covered in selected locations.
Groupes cibles
Critère d'éligibilité
Vulnerable households in the informal sector. In each round, communities will be separated into two groups: type A communities, covering owners of existing businesses, and type B communities covering applicants interested in starting out new businesses . Eligibility will be determined based on (1) bottom three quintiles according to proxy-means test using Liberia Household Social Registry (LHSR) intake tool; (2) size and turnover of the business, for applicants with an existing business (in communities of type A): Businesses with assets value more than U$250 will not be eligible for selection. Specific variables and thresholds will be determined in the Component Handbook ; (3) community-based validation of the applicant’s status as an existing business owner (for communities of type A) or a new business owner (for communities of type B): The recruitment process will use an on-demand targeting approach combined with a community validation process to select final list of beneficiaries. Community oversight committees will review the list of applications that have passed the screening criteria (1) and (2) above, and will screen the list for inclusion errors, based on knowledge of the local conditions.; (4) lottery selection: If and when the share of female applicants is considered too small, the lotteries will be adapted to establish a quota for female beneficiaries. The purpose is to ensure that, overall and throughout the project, at least half of project beneficiaries are women.

Couverture et autres informations

Montant des bénéfices
(i) The SCT component of the REALISE is based on the household size: 1 ($11), 2 ($19), 3 ($24), 4 ($32), 5+ ($49) per month (ii) The Financial handbook, which describes in detail the operational procedures related to the payments, will serve as a guide for the implementing agency and partners.