The project will consolidate existing database into a national database of poor and near-poor households and social assistance beneficiaries, laying the foundation for program consolidation and improving the effectiveness of public spending on social assistance. In the four pilot project provinces (Hr Giang, QuasPoundsng Nam, Lam Dat"ng and Trr Vinh), the project will test the strengthened, consolidated cash transfer program by putting existing and new cash transfers for poor households with children and pregnant women into a "family package" which can guarantee income security for poor households in the long run. The program will be delivered through improved management and service delivery systems.
The Project supports the Government's overall objective of poverty reduction through emphasizing the role of social assistance system for enabling poor children to reach their full potential and break the intergenerational transmission of poverty. "I am happy to see that the Government of
In four pilot project provinces, the poor families with children and pregnant women will receive benefits and parenting advice in a timely and accessible manner; local social officers will benefit through simplification of processes and associated reduction in workload; program administrators at the provincial and central level will benefit from enhanced ability to monitor program implementation and support for policy formulation.
The project is a product of a partnership involving MOLISA,
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