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Cash for Work in Sierra Leone : A Case Study on the Design and Implementation of a Safety Net in Response to a Crisis

ACCESS TO MARKETS ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AGE GROUPS AGRICULTURAL LAND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS BENEFICIARIES BENEFICIARY CASH TRANSFER CASH TRANSFERS CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNAL LABOR COMMUNITIES COMMUNITY ASSETS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION COMMUNITY PROJECT COMMUNITY RESOURCES CONFLICT CONSUMPTION SMOOTHING CORRUPTION COST EFFECTIVENESS DISTRICTS DROUGHT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA EMERGENCY RESPONSE EMPLOYEE EMPLOYMENT CREATION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ESTIMATES OF POVERTY EXTERNAL SHOCKS EXTREME POVERTY FEMALE FEMALE HEADED HOUSEHOLDS FINANCIAL CRISIS FLEXIBILITY FOOD INSECURITY FOOD NEEDS FOOD PRICE FOOD PRICES FOOD PRODUCTION FOOD SECURITY FOOD STAPLES GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT GENDER GEOGRAPHIC TARGETING HEALTH FACILITIES HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT HOUSEHOLD INCOMES HOUSEHOLD LEVEL HOUSEHOLD POVERTY HOUSEHOLD SURVEY HOUSEHOLDS HOUSES HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX ICR IMPACT EVALUATION IMPACT ON POVERTY IMPLEMENTATION COMPLETION REPORT INCOME INCOME TRANSFER INCOME TRANSFERS INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS INFORMAL SECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS INTERVENTION INTERVENTIONS JOBS CREATION LABOR ABSORPTION LABOR COST LABOR COSTS LABOR MARKET LABOR SUPPLY LABORERS LAND OWNERSHIP LIFE EXPECTANCY LIVE BIRTHS LIVELIHOOD LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT LOCALITIES LOSS OF LIVELIHOODS MACROECONOMIC SHOCKS MANUAL LABOR MARKET PRICES MARKET WAGE MARKET WAGES MEDICAL EXPENSES MINIMUM INCOME MINIMUM WAGE MINIMUM WAGES NATURAL DISASTERS PARTICIPATION RATES PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT POLITICAL ECONOMY POOR POOR POPULATIONS POVERTY DATA POVERTY GAP POVERTY LEVEL POVERTY LINE POVERTY REDUCTION POVERTY RELIEF PRIMARY OBJECTIVE PRIVATE SECTOR PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM BENEFICIARIES PROGRAM COST PROGRAM DESIGN PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM WAGE PROJECT BENEFICIARIES PROTECTION POLICY PROTECTION SYSTEM PUBLIC PENSIONS PUBLIC SERVICES PUBLIC WORKS PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMS QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS QUALITATIVE METHODS QUANTITATIVE METHODS REHABILITATION OF ROADS RELATIVE POVERTY RESERVATION WAGE ROAD CONSTRUCTION ROAD MAINTENANCE ROAD REHABILITATION ROADS REHABILITATION RURAL RURAL AREAS RURAL FEEDER RURAL POPULATIONS RURAL YOUTH SAFETY SAFETY NET SAFETY NET PROGRAMS SAFETY NETS SCHOOL FEES SELECTION CRITERIA SELF TARGETING SERVICE DELIVERY SHORT TERM EMPLOYMENT SKILLS TRAINING SMALL BUSINESSES SOCIAL ACTION SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAM SOCIAL ASSISTANCE SOCIAL COHESION SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIAL FUND SOCIAL INCLUSION SOCIAL INSTABILITY SOCIAL PROTECTION SOCIAL SECURITY SOCIAL WELFARE SUBSISTENCE FARMERS SUBSTITUTION EFFECTS SUPPORT PROGRAM SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TARGETING TARGETING MECHANISMS TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT TEMPORARY JOBS TOTAL WAGES TOWNS TRANSFER PROGRAM TRANSPARENCY UNEMPLOYED UNEMPLOYED YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT UNINTENDED EFFECT UNSKILLED LABOR URBAN AREAS URBAN POPULATIONS URBAN YOUTH VILLAGES VULNERABLE GROUPS VULNERABLE POPULATIONS WAGE INCOME WAGE LEVEL WAGE LEVELS WAGE RATE WAGE RATES WAR WELFARE PROGRAMS WORK PROGRAM WORK PROGRAMS WORK PROJECT WORK REQUIREMENT WORKER WORKERS WORKS CONTRACTORS WORKS PROGRAM WORKS PROJECT WORKS PROJECTS YOUTH YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa | Sierra Leone
2013-05-28T18:11:49Z | 2013-05-28T18:11:49Z | 2012-11

This paper presents an assessment of the first phase (2008?2009) of Sierra Leone's cash for work program based on a qualitative and quantitative analysis examining program design features, main processes and impact. The assessment highlights that while cash for work was an appropriate crisis response, the challenge of achieving good targeting should not be underestimated. Findings from the assessment point to high inclusion errors of non?poor population quintiles, despite the program apparently many rules of best practice in program design. The assessment points to a series of factors to explain targeting performance, and future strategies consider mixed methods with a greater emphasis on the role of communities in affecting overall outcomes. The assessment notes areas of success during implementation, including the impact of the program in promoting cohesion amongst youth groups, as well as women. In this sense the assessment points to future strategies and options for moving cash for work forward under its expanded incarnation of the Youth Employment Support Project. Through the use of light qualitative and quantitative methods, the paper also advocates for similar assessments where monitoring and evaluation capacity are weak and time constraints tight.

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