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)

-Help the ultra-poor households escape abject poverty and obtain a sustainable livelihood and form a clientele base for financial institutions.

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

Ultra-poor

PRIORITY VULNERABLE GROUPS

Women

Children

People with disabilities

ELIGIBILITYCRITERIA

Age

Poverty status

Physical condition

Having dependents

Behavioral attributes

PARTICIPANT IDENTIFICATION METHODS

Community-based targeting

Basic Program Information

COUNTRY
Afghanistan
REGION
South Asia
LEAD IMPLEMENTING AGENCY
Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA)
TYPE LEAD
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY
National/central government
START DATE
END DATE
PRIMARY ENTRY POINT
Livelihoods and Jobs
P-CODE (WB PROGRAMS)
P128048
GLOBAL PRACTICE (WB PROGRAMS)
Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation

Country Information

Lending Category (WB Only)
IDA
FCV Country (WB FY20 List)
Yes
TOTAL POPULATION (Million)

34.66

POVERTY HEADCOUNT (NPL)

54.50%

POVERTY HEADCOUNT ($1.90/DAYPPP2011)

N/A

POVERTY HEADCOUNT (MPI)

55.90%

NO. ECONOMIC INCLUSION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY

3

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

1,069,271

PLANNED RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

EVALUATION/RESEARCH TYPES
Impact evaluation
IMPACT EVALUATION TOPICS
Overall impact
NAME RESEARCH PARTNERS
Development Impact Evaluation (DIME); and Ministry of Economy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
DATE WHEN RESULTS AVAILABLE
Initial Impact Evaluation (Baseline and end-line) reports are published in June 2019 and a consumption survey will be conducted in 2020. The final report is expected to be made publicly available by 2021.

Program Coverage

DIRECT BENEFICIARIES

3,985

DIRECT & INDIRE CT BEN EFICIARIES

32,039

PERCENTAGE FEMALE BENEFICIARIES

N/A

Percentage of country population
0.09%
Percentage of country population under the poverty line
0.17%
Area/s
Rural
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