Summative Review of the UNICEF/WFP Social Protection response to COVID-19 in Mozambique

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Date published
31 Oct 2023
Impact evaluation
Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, COVID-19, Health, Poverty, Recovery and Resillience, Response and recovery

The overall goal of this review is to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and cohesion of the shock responsive cash transfers during the 2020/2021 COVID-19 emergency. It will have a strong learning purpose a) ensuring informed participation of programme decision-makers (throughout collection , treatment and communication of results); b) identifying operational and programmatic lessons that will help to improve preparedness, response and planning for shock-responsive social protection; c) strengthening UNICEF and WFP accountability towards the programme beneficiaries and their communities, partners and other key stakeholders.

Finally, it will stimulate institutionalisation of M&E efforts within ongoing and future social protection programmes in Mozambique.

The primary objectives of this review are to:

a) Assess the extent to which the proposed targeting mechanism and programme design (cash plus modality) is relevant and appropriate to vulnerable individuals’ needs (e.g. exclusion and inclusion error) and identified community priorities (geographical targeting);

b) Assess the degree to which gender-transformative strategies were effective to reach differential results for women, men, girls and boys in vulnerable populations;

c) Understand the extent to which shock-responsive social protection (PASD-PE) is able, or has potential, to deliver intended short and mid-term outcomes, in particular, to deliver a gender-transformative and/or gender-equitable intervention

d) Examine the efficiency and cohesion of shock-responsive social protection efforts and their alignment and complementarity to government and partners’ strategies;

e) Highlight implementation lessons and make recommendations for improving the design of the shock-responsive social protection with sensitivity to women and children.

Knowledge generated by the review will also inform the broader Government plan, allowing INAS to learn and adapt future shock responsive programmes