Third Social Protection System Support (SPS-3) (WB-P158698)

  • Rwanda
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Oct 31, 2016
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 95.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 95.00 million
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Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 23, 2016

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Project Description
The development objective of the Third Social Protection System Support Project for Rwanda is to support the Government of Rwanda to improve the efficiency, accountability and coverage of its social protection system. This proposed credit will help the Government of Rwanda to stay on course for reaching its ambitious poverty reduction goals, while addressing a set of second-generation reforms critical to strengthening the foundation of Rwanda’s social protection system. This operational series focuses on three main areas: improving the efficiency of Rwanda’s social protection system, strengthening accountability and transparency, and expanding social protection (SP) coverage among poor and vulnerable populations. The first and the second Development Policy Operation (DPO) under the current ongoing series, Social Protection Systems (SPS-1and 2), established a set of core reforms under each of the three pillars and laid the groundwork for the series (for additional detail, please see para. 47). Contributing to Efficiency (Pillar 1), reforms included harmonization between the two largest safety net programs, Vision 2020 Umurenge Program (VUP) and Genocide Survivors Assistance Fund (FARG); the launching of a new Ubudehe household registry serving as a foundation database for the iSP-MIS; and the establishment of objectives for a harmonized SP management information system. Contributing to Accountability and Transparency (Pillar 2), reforms included: the formal establishment of social protection as a sector, with related program composition and public expenditures; substantial decentralization and an expansion of key posts at the local government level contributing to direct citizens’ engagement.
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