Djibouti - Crisis Response Employment and Human Capital Social Safety Net Project
The grant will support piloting an innovative integrated safety net for poor and vulnerable households. The proposed safety net combines a workfare program with social assistance for nutrition, using community-driven and participatory approaches as well as targeted capacity building interventions. If successful, it aims at forming the basis for a national safety net for Djibouti.
Specifically, the grant development objectives are to:
1. generate short-term job opportunities for the poor and vulnerable; and 2. improve nutrition practices (by enhancing knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) on water management, hygiene, food handling, and child care) among participating households# preschool children, and pregnant/lactating women.
The innovation is in the integration of the proposed safety net program which combines a workfare component (labor intensive public works activities for participating members) with a social assistance component for specific vulnerable non-working members of households (children and pregnant/lactating woman).