Innovation Support for Social Protection

What is the Project About

What is the Project About
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The project, in partnership with the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, aims to design and apply Conditional Cash Transfers in Delhi to address various dimensions of poverty and vulnerability of poor households, especially women and children.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
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  • Pilot to test scope of upscaling conditional cash transfer support to most vulnerable households rolled out in one district of Delhi 

  • A first-ever night survey of the homeless in Delhi resulted in over 60,000 names added to the National Population Register, and hundreds were issued smart cards to access entitlements through this identification

  • A pilot to test people‚Äôs responses to cash transfers in lieu of food rations has been upscaled from one district to three districts in Delhi 

  • Identification of vulnerable people undertaken through a comprehensive vulnerability survey of 1,350,000 people

  • A high-level National Advisory Board comprising members of the Planning Commission constituted. It has enabled identification of policy implications of social protection instruments in reducing urban poverty 

  • Development of family vulnerability and family development indices

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
United Nations Development Programme US$ 1,000,000


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years

Year Amount
2012 US$ 358,719
2011 US$ 289,257
Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project Start Date:
2009
Estimated End Date:
2012
Geographic Coverage:
Delhi
Focus Area:
Poverty Reduction
MDG:
Goal 1- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Project Officer:
Shefali Misra
Partners:
Partner 1: GNCTD/Mission Convergence; Partner 2: Research organizations; Partner 3: Non-government organizations; Partner 4: Community-based organizations
Highlights
  • The project aims to design and apply Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) to improve education, health and nutritional status of poor households
  • Pilot to test scope of upscaling CCT support to vulnerable households rolled out in one district of Delhi
  • A first-ever night survey of the homeless in Delhi resulted in over 60,000 names added to the National Population Register 
  • Hundreds also issued smart cards to access entitlements as a result of the survey 
  • Vulnerable people identified through a comprehensive vulnerability survey that looked beyond economic parameters
  • Family vulnerability and family development indices developed
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