Addressing lifecycle vulnerabilities of beneficiaries in the Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme

Social Protection


The Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP) targets ultra-poor, labor constrained households in all rural districts of the country. The Malawi National Social Support Programme (MNSSP II), which provides the strategic vision and implementation framework for the provision of social support in the country, explicitly recognizes social, demographic and life-cycle vulnerabilities in the population, and uses these vulnerabilities to develop a framework for action. The motivation and objective of this study is to provide policy options on how the SCTP can strengthen its approach to addressing lifecycle vulnerabilities as mandated by the MNSSP II.

The study was commissioned by the Ministry of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare (MoGCDSW) through UNICEF-Malawi, and implemented by the Center for Social Research (UNIMA), the University of North Carolina and the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti.

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