Yemen

Republic of Yemen, Social Fund for Development - Annual Report 2016 [EN/AR]

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  • Over 2016, SFD developed 156 projects worth approximately $37.5 million, with direct beneficiaries estimated at 0.3 million people and created employment of 1.5 million workdays (53% female). Disbursements during 2016 amounted to nearly $53.9 million. Disbursements during SFD Phase IV (2011–16) reached about $838.6 and they cumulatively (1997–2016) reached $1,755 million approximately. All interventions have aimed to alleviate the ongoing war impact on the beneficiaries' living.

  • The Education sector’s share amounts to 12% of SFD committed investments during the year. Focus was given to the implementation of the Vocational and Literacy Project (VoLiP) aiming to alleviate poverty, especially among youth, women and rural populations.

  • In Water and Environment, SFD continued to emphasize traditional rainwater harvesting projects and awareness-raising hygienic and environmental campaigns. 03% of investments were committed to these two sectors.

  • In 2016, SFD’s commitments to the Cash for Work Program reached 22% and to the rural-access roads 04% of the SFD total investments.

  • Health projects, accounting for 13% of SFD investments, focused on the provision of nutrition services, to complete projects to support reproductive health through providing training for rural health workers (particularly females).

  • SFD also used 07% of its investment in supporting CBOs through training and organizational support , aiming at enhancing their participation in self-help initiatives and to increase the war-affected communities’ resilience to support IDPs and seek support to poor and most affected communities. The share of this sector accounted for 07% of SFD investments in 2016.

  • 34% of investments supported small and microfinance programs and business development services to enable them to increase the resilience and revitalize the financial and non-financial services in order to continue their activities and generate jobs.

  • 02% of spent funding went to the cultural heritage sector through various labor-intensive activities.

  • The agriculture and rural development sector used 03% of investment for capacity building and financing of rural female and male producing groups as well as rehabilitating watersheds in rural areas (03% of investments).