According to bank documents, the objective of the original project will remain unchanged, as: to deliver cash transfers and improve safety net systems to support the Sudanese families in the Recipient’s territory affected by expected economic reforms and other short-term shocks.
The project has three components:
Component 1: Provision of Cash Transfers (Original Total US$350 million; AF US$ 415 million; Total US$ 765m) is set to finance cash transfers to selected families during the program’s first phase. The project will finance cash transfers in the states of Khartoum, Red Sea, South Darfur, and Kassala. With a fee of 3.5percent to payment service providers (PSPs), there are enough resources in the project to allow SFSP Phase 1 to provide transfers to 11.3 million individuals in 2 million families for six months. An additional 11.3 million beneficiaries would be financed by the AF. The project will provide cash transfers of US$5 per person per month for a total cost of US$350 million from the original financing and US$415 million from the AF. Contingent on additional resources becoming available, the program ramp-up is expected to reach 80 percent of the population by September 2021. The total families benefit levels will be calculated based on the number of family members (US$5 for each member of the family each month). After economic stabilization and fiscal rebalancing measures are undertaken by the GoS, financing using domestic revenues would contribute to the longer-term sustainable SSN from 2022 onward. Component 1 would also finance the service fees to expand the participation of electronic and mobile money, banking fees, or other fees of private payment providers.
Component 2: Establish Delivery Systems and Build Institutional Capacity (Original Total US$40 million; AF not funded, Total US$ 40m) is establishing the key building blocks of the SFSP delivery system. Activities under this component will strengthen the Government’s institutional capacity to manage and implement the program. The component will provide financing for outreach and registration, enrollment, beneficiary verification, payment delivery, GRM, monitoring, and capacity building. This would also establish operational procedures, an SFSP management information system (MIS), necessary expansion and enhancements to the NCR, and an enabling legal framework for data protection and privacy. The component activities are grouped into two subcomponents:
Subcomponent 2.1 on Registration and Delivery Systems, and Subcomponent 2.2 on Supporting Systems.
Senior Social Protection Economist
Surat F. Nsour
Senior Social Protection Specialist
Republic of Sudan
Ibrahim El Baddawi
Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
Ibrahim El Badawi
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