According to bank documents, the objectives of the Project are to improve resilience among the poor and vulnerable population and to strengthen the national platform for safety nets in the Republic of Malawi.
The following changes to components will be applied through this AF:
Component 1: Improving Social and Economic Inclusion – in the subcomponent Enhanced Core Programs, US$166 million would be added to: (i) allow SCTP beneficiaries in 11 districts to receive social cash transfer payments for the whole duration of the project; (ii) include in EPWP 400,000 additional beneficiaries exiting the AIP, in 28 districts; (iii) in Livelihoods Support, provide services for additional beneficiaries of SCTP and EPWP. Under the subcomponent on Financing Scalable Safety Nets increasing the available financing to cover additional beneficiaries in three new districts.
Component 2: Strengthening Harmonized Delivery Systems – US$5 million would be added for systems improvements and for system maintenance of the enlarged core programs;
Component 3: Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening Support (which includes project management) –US$4 million would be added to provide sufficient financing to manage expanded core programs;
Component 4: Contingent Emergency Response (CERC) –US$12.5 million would be added from CRW ERF for potential emergencies related to food insecurity.
Sr Social Protection Specialist
Social Protection Specialist
The Republic of Malawi
Secretary to the Treasury
Malawi National Local Government Finance Committee
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