ADAPTIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION PROGRAM IN NIGER
This three-year project supports the design, delivery, and learning associated with the World Bank’s Adaptive Social Protection Program (ASP) in Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Mauritania, and Senegal. Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) will manage the RCT for the ASP regionally. To sustainably reduce extreme poverty through the cost-effective integration and adaptation of the Graduation Approach into large-scale social protection programs in the Sahel.
In October 2016, the World Bank and six Sahelian country governments convened in Dakar to agree on the components of a “basic package” for the nascent ASP program. This “basic package” comprises many of the components central to the Graduation Approach, including individualized coaching. Delivering and financing individualized coaching at scale is a challenge, particularly in the context of dispersed populations and limited human resources. Building on two years of smaller scale experimentation, Trickle Up’s engagement in this project includes support real-team learning through implementation to help address this challenge.
- Support program design and the development of training materials for the ASP, specifically in coaching and VSLA (savings group) formation
- Providing training and some monitoring support to personnel implementing the ASP package
Project data will be posted when available.
Start Date: 3/1/2017
End Date: 2/28/2020
Number of Participants: 21,000
Women, People with Disabilities, Rural, Extreme Poor
Stipend for Consumption Support, Asset Transfer, Coaching, Savings/Self-Help Groups (savings and credit services, Technical Livelihood Skills Training, Financial Literacy and Capability Training, Links to government services
The World Bank consists of The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and The International Development Association, and is a cooperative made up of 189 member countries. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Trickle Up has been partners with the World Bank since 2017.