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Mozambique’s ‘Cash & Care’ Child Grant

Felix Matusse's (Government of Mozambique) presentation at the Transfer Project Workshop in Arusha, Tanzania on 4th April 2019.

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Mozambique’s ‘Cash & Care’ Child Grant

  2. 2. Background As part of the National Basic Social Security Strategy 2016-2024 (ENSSB II) the Government of Mozambique has approved new Social Protection Programmes. One of them is the Child Grant 0-2 Basic Social Subsidy Programme (PSSB) Old Age Grant Disability Grant Child Grant • Cash grant for children 0-2 • Cash grant for orphan children • Cash grant for child headed households
  3. 3. Subsidio para Criança 0-2 anos Child Grant 0-2 years It is an unconditional cash transfer to children aged 0-2 years living in poor and vulnerable households and in risk of malnutrition. It has the following objectives: • Reduce poverty • Improve child wellbeing • Improve access to social services
  4. 4. Programme Model: Cash and Care 4 Children 0-2 (in poor and vulnerable households) Care Component Cash Transfer Case Management Nutrition SBCC Package
  5. 5. Cash Component • Monthly transfer of MT 540.00 (approx. USD 10) • Transferred to primary caregiver (mother) from child birth (0-3 months at enrollment) to 2 years of age (24 months) • Eligibility: Children under 2 years old in poor and vulnerable households at risk of malnutrition • Targeting: Geographical. Districts with high levels of poverty and poor child nutrition outcomes (households should have at least 6 months of residence in the district)
  6. 6. Care Component – Nutrition Support Package • Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) on stunting reduction delivered through various platforms at the community level, including: • Community health workers • Community health committees • Religious leaders • Local leaders • Community theatres • Community radio • PEC (Participation and Community Education) Activists • Targeting: Child Grant Districts (all beneficiaries exposed)
  7. 7. Care Component – Case Management • Application of the Child Support Index (holistic child- level assessment) and the development of individual care plans • Aims to facilitate the provision of community support and referrals to social and child protection services provided by the State and others • Targeting: 10-20% of cash transfer beneficiary households identified through the application of a vulnerability prioritization tool
  8. 8. Programme Start Up Phase Mozambique → Nampula Province → Lalaua, Mogincual, Nacala-a-Velha & Ilha de Moçambique Districs
  9. 9. Programme Start Up Phase Start Up phase launched in September 2018. Situation by January 2019: • 1,330 beneficiary children 0-2 years old registered in one district (Lalaua) • 1,307 caregivers registered in one district (Lalaua) • 99% women • 3 enrollments and 3 payments completed • Expansion to other districts after baseline data collection (March/April 2019)
  10. 10. 10 Programme Start Up Phase District First enrollment & payment Target Modality Evaluation Lalaua September 2018 Programme Launch 4,500 Cash + Care Impact and Process Ilha de Moçambique March/April 2019 4,500 Cash only Impact and Process Nacala-a-Velha March/April 2019 4,500 Cash + Care Impact and Process Mogincual March/April 2019 2,000 Cash + Care Process
  11. 11. Impact & Process Evaluation Impact evaluation • Seeks to estimate the effects of the programme and will provide critical information on programme impacts • Includes a baseline and a 12- and 24-month follow-up and covers three of the four districts (Lalaua, Nacala-a-Velha and Ilha de Moçambique). • Will analyse and compare the following treatment (intervention) arms: (1) cash only; (2) cash combined with care; and (3) no intervention (control). Process evaluation • Seeks to analyse and inform programme procedures (for identification, enrolment, payment and graduation of beneficiaries), with attention to mechanisms of access to the programme • Data collection to be conducted by November 2019
  12. 12. Pela Igualdade de Género e Bem-Estar Social Obrigado! For Gender Equality and Socioeconomic Wellbeing, Thanks! 12