Source: World Bank
Identification schemes are key enablers for more efficient and effective delivery of basic public services, such as health, education, and social protection programs. The latter rely on knowledge of the population within socioeconomic surveys to target the poor and establish eligibility for participation as beneficiaries. Without an inclusive, robust and easy to integrate identification framework, programs risk missing important segments of the population that need the assistance most—the poor and the vulnerable—and they often become susceptible to leakages and fraud, which render them less accountable and effective. As a consequence, developing an identification system that scores well on fitness indicators and using it as a basis for administration of social protection and other public service programs is a high priority for many developing nations.
The need in Côte d’Ivoire for such systems is concrete and immediate as the country, through World Bank support, is embarking on a project designed to lay the foundations and initiate implementation of a national social safety net system for promoting poverty reduction. This project is financed by an IDA credit in the amount of USD 50 million and will be implemented over a five year period, from 2015–2020. It is intended to support the government’s poverty reduction and growth objectives in line with its National Development Plan (NDP) for 2012–2015 and its new National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS), adopted May 2014. The project is entitled Productive Social Safety Net Project, but we shall refer to it henceforth in this report simply as the WB Project.
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