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Scoping requirements and options for the creation of a Social Support Fund

CGA conducted a document review of government policy, programme and financial initiatives; consultations with national and local stakeholder; and analysis of donor funds and financial contributions. We identified requirements and possible options for the creation of an SSF, and provided recommendations on interim and medium steps to strengthen financial management, partner coordination, and program implementation.

Country/Region: Malawi
Dates/Duration: 2016 - 2016
Funded by: GIZ
Clients: Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development

The Malawi Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development (MoFEPD), with the support of GIZ, commissioned CGA to conduct a study to explore opportunities for the creation of a Social Support Fund (SSF). Its purpose would be to provide social protection to people in extreme poverty through a joint funding mechanism between Government and non-Government stakeholders to and to support the Government's National Social Support Policy.

CGA conducted a document review of government policy, programme and financial initiatives; consultations with national and local stakeholder; and analysis of donor funds and financial contributions. We identified requirements and possible options for the creation of an SSF, and provided recommendations on interim and medium steps to strengthen financial management, partner coordination, and program implementation.

Outputs and Resources

  • Feasibility Study on a Social Support Fund for the Malawi National Social Support Programme

    The MoFEPD, with the support of GIZ, commissioned this study to explore options for the creation of a common funding mechanism for the NSSP, which also considers links to and/or the inclusion of the MVAC response.

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