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Social Fund for Development-Yemen
The nutrition sensitive cash transfers: Background and context
September 2019
Content
• Impact of conflict
• Introduction to SFD
• The nutrition sensitive cash transfers, background, design,
process a...
Impact of conflict
3
Yemen, the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, and the largest Cholera crisis in
human history (UN)
...
Introduction to SFD
• Established in 1997 to contribute to poverty reduction and
reinforce Yemen social safety net
• The o...
SFD response to the crisis
5
• 200 K households have been supported
with average wage transfer of $500. These
employment b...
SFD response to the crisis
6
• 20.9k farmers, fishers and micro businesses
supported with grants and technical knowledge.
...
Nutrition cash transfer
7
• Initiated in 2014 as a pilot to target 5,000
households in 3 districts in Al-Hodiedah
• Suspen...
Components
• Monthly cash transfers for eligible
mothers for 12 months
conditional to attending health
education sessions
...
• Households registered
in the Social Welfare
Fund and displaced
families having
pregnant and/or
mothers with children
U5....
Welcome
Results as of June 2019
• 88,040 women received
cash support
• 115,530 children and
women received treatment
(69,0...
Future expansion 2019-2021
New wave of
intervention will
include 17 districts
in 10 governorates
with high
malnutrition
pr...
Nutrition cash transfers: Bajil district Al-
Hudaidah, March 2019 (video)
• https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-vz_pXK7S8zVu...
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The nutrition sensitive cash transfers: Background and context September 2019

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Lamis Al-Iryani
POLICY SEMINAR
Impacts of Cash Transfers on Preventing Malnutrition in Yemen
Co-Organized by IFPRI and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)
SEP 5, 2019 - 12:15 PM TO 01:45 PM EDT

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The nutrition sensitive cash transfers: Background and context September 2019

  1. 1. Social Fund for Development-Yemen The nutrition sensitive cash transfers: Background and context September 2019
  2. 2. Content • Impact of conflict • Introduction to SFD • The nutrition sensitive cash transfers, background, design, process and results • Geographical coverage • Short video – human story 2
  3. 3. Impact of conflict 3 Yemen, the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, and the largest Cholera crisis in human history (UN) • 24 millions out of 30 m Yemenis need assistance • 18 m food insecure, 1.8 m children and 1.1 m mothers are acutely malnourished. • 4 m IDPS/returnees (10% of the population) • 2 m children out of school • 8 m lost jobs and livelihoods sources, the main causes of food insecurity • Yemen social fabric has been affected and Yemen has just been named most fragile nation in the Fund For Peace's 2019 Fragile States Index
  4. 4. Introduction to SFD • Established in 1997 to contribute to poverty reduction and reinforce Yemen social safety net • The only national Social Protection& development player that continued during the conflict (History of neutrality and impact) • SFD’s approach to the ongoing crisis through supporting Yemenis to meet their immediate needs as well as long-term development • Offering multi-sectoral social protection-development response through : (i) Social Safety Net interventions, Community and Local Development and (ii)Small & Microenterprises Support
  5. 5. SFD response to the crisis 5 • 200 K households have been supported with average wage transfer of $500. These employment built/rehabilitated wash infrastructure, roads pavement, agricultural terraces, home gardens .. • 11,000 youths were provided employment for up to 13 months with transfer amount between $900-1200 per person to provide social services in nutrition, education and community mobilization, • 88 K impoverished mothers received cash transfer for nutrition, more info to follow
  6. 6. SFD response to the crisis 6 • 20.9k farmers, fishers and micro businesses supported with grants and technical knowledge. 17.5k are in agriculture • Supporting resilience of 10 MFIs with a portfolio of more than 85K active borrowers. SFD has also provided recovery grants for about 4000 SMEs clients • SFD has been the only actor empowering rural communities to organize themselves to plan & implement self-help initiatives. SFD has supported the creation of 3000 effective community based organization that has implemented more than 10K community based
  7. 7. Nutrition cash transfer 7 • Initiated in 2014 as a pilot to target 5,000 households in 3 districts in Al-Hodiedah • Suspended in 2015 and resumed in 2016 by World Bank supported project the ECRP • Scaled up to 21 districts in 6 governorates with high malnutrition prevalence, taking into consideration regional balance: South and North • Transfer has been increased from 9000+ per household quarterly in 2014 to monthly YR 10K in 2016 to YR 20K in 2017 to respond to the depreciation of the YR and the increase of food prices.
  8. 8. Components • Monthly cash transfers for eligible mothers for 12 months conditional to attending health education sessions • Transportation & accommodation fees and facilitating access to treatment centers • Health education including public and house-to-house visits • Training and employment opportunities for young women aged 18–35 years as community- based health and nutrition promoters • Cost per beneficiary during the lifetime of the intervention range between $590 - $670
  9. 9. • Households registered in the Social Welfare Fund and displaced families having pregnant and/or mothers with children U5. • Households having malnourished children and/or malnourished mothers. • Unemployed young women (as health promoters) Beneficiaries & geographical coverage:
  10. 10. Welcome Results as of June 2019 • 88,040 women received cash support • 115,530 children and women received treatment (69,035 children and 46,495women) • 3,636 of community educators enrolled in the program • 986,783 of work days created
  11. 11. Future expansion 2019-2021 New wave of intervention will include 17 districts in 10 governorates with high malnutrition prevalence, taking into consideration regional balance: South and North 11
  12. 12. Nutrition cash transfers: Bajil district Al- Hudaidah, March 2019 (video) • https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-vz_pXK7S8zVubS6NGK24YY41nN- XToj/view?usp=drivesdk

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