Programme objectives

To reduce vulnerabilities and to stop intergenerational transmission of poverty among the poorest households.

References
Akinola, O. 2014. “Graduation and Social Protection in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of the COPE CCT Programme.” Presentation at International Conference: ‘Graduation and Social Protection’, Kigali, Rwanda, 6–8 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Graduationconferencepaper-Akinola.pdf>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2007
References
Akinola, O. 2014. “Graduation and Social Protection in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of the COPE CCT Programme.” Presentation at International Conference: ‘Graduation and Social Protection’, Kigali, Rwanda, 6–8 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Graduationconferencepaper-Akinola.pdf>.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
School enrolment and attendance (at least 80 per cent); attendance in sessions on vocational and health-related trainings; for children under 5 years, participation in all governmental free basic health programmes (such as vitamin supplementation and polio vaccination); and acceptance of the conditions for monthly savings arrangements.
References
Akinola, O. 2014. “Graduation and Social Protection in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of the COPE CCT Programme.” Presentation at International Conference: ‘Graduation and Social Protection’, Kigali, Rwanda, 6–8 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Graduationconferencepaper-Akinola.pdf>.
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Geographical Targeting
Community-Based Targeting
References
Akinola, O. 2014. “Graduation and Social Protection in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of the COPE CCT Programme.” Presentation at International Conference: ‘Graduation and Social Protection’, Kigali, Rwanda, 6–8 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Graduationconferencepaper-Akinola.pdf>.
Targeted areas
Nationwide
References
Akinola, O. 2014. “Graduation and Social Protection in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of the COPE CCT Programme.” Presentation at International Conference: ‘Graduation and Social Protection’, Kigali, Rwanda, 6–8 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Graduationconferencepaper-Akinola.pdf>.
Target groups
Women; children; people with disabilities; elderly people
References
Akinola, O. 2014. “Graduation and Social Protection in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of the COPE CCT Programme.” Presentation at International Conference: ‘Graduation and Social Protection’, Kigali, Rwanda, 6–8 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Graduationconferencepaper-Akinola.pdf>.
Eligibility criteria
Beneficiary households are poor and headed by: women; people with disabilities; elderly people; or people from other vulnerable groups (such as victims of Vesicle Vagina Fistula and people living with HIV and AIDS) and with school-age children.
References
Akinola, O. 2014. “Graduation and Social Protection in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of the COPE CCT Programme.” Presentation at International Conference: ‘Graduation and Social Protection’, Kigali, Rwanda, 6–8 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Graduationconferencepaper-Akinola.pdf>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
Each household is granted a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) of NGN1,500 per child (around USD10), up to a maximum of NGN5,000 (USD33) for households with four children or more. An extra NGN7,000 is saved monthly on behalf of each beneficiary household and NGN84,000 (USD560) is granted in the form of an investment fund(Poverty Reduction Accelerator Investment—PRAI), after 12 months, upon programme graduation.
References
Akinola, O. 2014. “Graduation and Social Protection in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of the COPE CCT Programme.” Presentation at International Conference: ‘Graduation and Social Protection’, Kigali, Rwanda, 6–8 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Graduationconferencepaper-Akinola.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly
References
Akinola, O. 2014. “Graduation and Social Protection in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of the COPE CCT Programme.” Presentation at International Conference: ‘Graduation and Social Protection’, Kigali, Rwanda, 6–8 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Graduationconferencepaper-Akinola.pdf>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
The grants are collected by the beneficiaries at local government offices.
References
Akinola, O. 2014. “Graduation and Social Protection in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of the COPE CCT Programme.” Presentation at International Conference: ‘Graduation and Social Protection’, Kigali, Rwanda, 6–8 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Graduationconferencepaper-Akinola.pdf>.
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Maximum duration of the grant: 12 months
References
Akinola, O. 2014. “Graduation and Social Protection in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of the COPE CCT Programme.” Presentation at International Conference: ‘Graduation and Social Protection’, Kigali, Rwanda, 6–8 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Graduationconferencepaper-Akinola.pdf>.
Coverage
22,000 households
References
Hagen-Zanker, J., and R. Holmes. 2012. Social protection in Nigeria - Synthesis report. London: ODI. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinionfiles/ 7583.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
NGN2 billion (USD13.2 million) in 2009
References
Hagen-Zanker, J., and R. Holmes. 2012. Social protection in Nigeria - Synthesis report. London: ODI. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinionfiles/ 7583.pdf>.
Institutions and agencies involved
National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP), Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President
References
Akinola, O. 2014. “Graduation and Social Protection in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of the COPE CCT Programme.” Presentation at International Conference: ‘Graduation and Social Protection’, Kigali, Rwanda, 6–8 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Graduationconferencepaper-Akinola.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
There is no evidence of monitoring and evaluation activities taking place, except for the contract of a consultant who performed a simple verification of the programme’s implementation at the local level.
References
Akinola, O. 2014. “Graduation and Social Protection in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of the COPE CCT Programme.” Presentation at International Conference: ‘Graduation and Social Protection’, Kigali, Rwanda, 6–8 May. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Graduationconferencepaper-Akinola.pdf>.
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Stakeholder
Population Group
Children, Elderly, Persons with disabilities, Women