Program Objectives

Main Objectives
Wage employment
Food security
Financial Inclusion
Self-employment
Market access
Social services
Diversification
Women's Empowerment
Environmental Management
Productivity
Social Inclusion
Resilience
Program Development Objective(description)

The ACCESS safety nets program is basically composed of a basic unconditional cash transfer and labor-intensive public works. The cash transfer intervention is intended to increase household income over a sustained period (24 months) while the public works program seeks to provide a predictable additional transfer during the lean season to encourage beneficiary households to avoid negative coping

Program Components

TRANSFERS
COACHING
BUSINESS CAPITAL
FINANCIAL SERVICES FACILITATION
WAGE EMPLOYMENT FACILITATION
MARKET LINKS
SKILLS TRAINING
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Average Program Duration for Program Beneficiaries
Under one year
Between one and three years
More than three years
Do Participants Access Components in a Specific Sequence?

Digitization

COMPONENTS DELIVERED DIGITALLY
TRANSFERS
COACHING
BUSINESS CAPITAL
FINANCIAL SERVICES FACILITATION
MARKET LINKS
SKILLS TRAINING

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

TARGETED POVERTY GROUPS

Poor

Extreme poor

Ultra-poor

PRIORITY VULNERABLE GROUPS

ELIGIBILITYCRITERIA

Poverty status

PARTICIPANT IDENTIFICATION METHODS

Geographic targeting

Community-based targeting

Proxy Means Test

Government social registry

Basic Program Information

COUNTRY
Benin
REGION
Sub-Saharan Africa
LEAD IMPLEMENTING AGENCY
Secretariat for Decentralized Community Driven Services, under oversight of Ministry of Decentralization and Local Government.
TYPE LEAD
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY
National/central government
START DATE
END DATE
PRIMARY ENTRY POINT
Social Safety Nets
P-CODE (WB PROGRAMS)
P163560
GLOBAL PRACTICE (WB PROGRAMS)
Social Protection & Jobs

Country Information

Lending Category (WB Only)
IDA
FCV Country (WB FY20 List)
No
TOTAL POPULATION (Million)

10.58

POVERTY HEADCOUNT (NPL)

40.10%

POVERTY HEADCOUNT ($1.90/DAYPPP2011)

49.15%

POVERTY HEADCOUNT (MPI)

72.52%

NO. ECONOMIC INCLUSION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY

2

NO. BENEFICIARIES (DIRECT & INDIRECT) OF ECONOMIC INCLUSION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY

114,180

PLANNED RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

EVALUATION/RESEARCH TYPES
Impact evaluation
IMPACT EVALUATION TOPICS
Overall impact
Impact on different population groups
NAME RESEARCH PARTNERS
To be conducted by the Project Implementation Unit with the assistance of a consultant if needed
DATE WHEN RESULTS AVAILABLE
June 2023
LINK TO PUBLISHED WORK
N/A

Program Coverage

DIRECT BENEFICIARIES

18,000

DIRECT & INDIRE CT BEN EFICIARIES

93,420

PERCENTAGE FEMALE BENEFICIARIES

51-75%

Percentage of country population
0.88%
Percentage of country population under the poverty line
2.20%
Area/s
Rural Urban Peri-urban
Geographic coverage
Several states/regions

Institutional Arrangements

Organizations Involved In Implementation Providing Financing
National/central government
Regional/district government
Local/municipal government
Nongovernmental organization
Community
Financial Service Provider
World Bank
Multilateral organization (not WB)
Bilateral organization
Private sector organization

Community Engagement

Components Delivered Through Community
  • Business capital
  • Skills Training
  • Coaching
  • Financial services facilitation
  • Market Links
Community Structures Leveraged for Program delivery
  • Informal community groups
  • Formal community groups
  • Formalized producer organizations
  • Local governance group
Does the program create/strengthen community structures/groups?

Contact Us

Colin Andrews, Program Manager
peidp@worldbank.org

DNA: Does Not Apply; FY: Fiscal Year; FCV: Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; MPI: Multidimensional Poverty Index; NPL: National Poverty Line; N/A: Not available; WB: World Bank