Monitoring & Evaluating an Urban Social Safety Net Programby Group 1Tomáš,Tomáš, Andrej, Rebekka, Katka, Helena
Urban Social Safety Net ProgramTheory of Change Neighborhood com. (NC) Money: Central gvt transfer & local gvt taxes Staff Inputs: Administration system for add. assistance Means testing by NC Select eligible beneficiaries Distribution channels Determine Threshold Activities: Health & Medical assistance, education subsidy, reduced utility costs People gets stipend up to local standard Back-to-work incentive Outputs: Use of social services&utilities by poorest Decreased Unemployment Economic situation of families is stabilized Outcomes: Reducing the poverty in the urban areas
Assumptions - Enough financial resources - Existing Legal Framework - Political Stability (local and central gvt) - Effective and trusted Neighborhood committee - Right Team and Methodology for determining local threshold - Administration of additional assistance is transparent - Existence of infrastructure/capacities (health centers/education) - Sufficient labor market demand - People use the money wisely - Money can solve their problems
Program Timeline NOW Mid-term evaluation based on case studies 1st pilot National policy ???? X X X X X 1998 2004 2005 2007 2008
Lessons learned • Some questions which seemed to be relevant at the beginning of the process happen to be irrelevant once thoroughly analyzed.