Objectifs du programme

To reduce poverty through direct payment of cash transfers to households that live below the poverty line; to invest in human capital and prevent the intergenerational transmission of poverty; to provide opportunities to empower poor people

Legal Framework: The NSAF decree was issued in January 2011

Observation: The programme has been suspended. Negotiations and discussions are taking place with senior government officials to restructure the support provided, adjust the programme to the post-crisis situation and reactive it 

Références
NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>. UNICEF Syria. 2017. Personal communication
Pays
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Date de début
2007
Références
NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>.
Programme components
Conditionnalités (le cas échéant)
The programme design envisaged the gradual introduction of conditionalities regarding children’s school attendance, vaccination and literacy level
Références
NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>.
Contribution type and amount
 
Méthodes de ciblage
Proxy Means Test
Categorical Targeting
Geographical Targeting
Références
Some level of geographical and categorical targeting: applicants should meet certain criteria, such as not having formal employment or social security benefit, and also coming from labour-constrained families (i.e households with elderly people, people with disabilities, orphans) Reference: NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>. UNICEF Syria. 2017. Personal communication.
Régions ciblées
Nationwide
Références
NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>.
Groupes cibles
Vulnerable/ultra-poor households
Références
NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>
Critère d'éligibilité
Determined on the basis of applicants’ employment and social security status (excluded from formal employment); the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour also indicated that it is possible to modify eligibility criteria in the future to include new special groups in separate, tailored application processes if necessary, to extend the low coverage and reduce exclusion errors
Références
NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type de bénéfices
Cash
Références
NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>.
Amount of benefits
 
Payment/delivery frequency
 
Mécanisme de versement des bénéfices
Distribution of cash transfers through 300 post offices
Références
NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>.
Bénéficiaires de prestations
Household head
Références
NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>.
Durée minimale et maximale des prestations (le cas échéant)
Three cash disbursements were planned for February, July and October 2011; however, the third payment was delayed (government decision)
Références
NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>.
Couverture
439,000 households received cash disbursements in 2011
Références
NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>.
Dépenses du programme
Source of funding: Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour; UNDP; UNPFA; European Union
Références
NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>
Institutions et organismes impliqués
Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour; UNDP; UNPFA; European Union
Références
NSAF and UNDP. 2012. Project: Establishing the National Social Aid Fund ‘NSAF’ Syria. Final Report. New York: National Social Aid Fund and United Nations Development Programme. Accessed 23 August 2017. <https://info.undp.org/docs/pdc/Documents/ SYR/NSAF%20Final%20Report.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
 
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Stakeholder
Population Group