The Government of Malawi (GoM) is implemented the MASAF IV project from 2014 to 2018. The project was expected to benefit approximately 752,960 poor households through cash transfers for productive community driven public works, social cash transfers and livelihoods.
Indirectly, the project reached approximately 4.14 million of the poor. The project was used as a platform for coordinating all safety net systems in Malawi and is being implemented through the Local Development Fund mechanism.
The Project has several components that support households and communities to participate in the development process and maintain their livelihoods in a sustainable manner. The Productive Safety Nets which has 3subcomponents:
- Community Driven Public Works;
- Livelihoods and skills development through Community Savings and Investment Promotion groups;
- Cash transfers targeted to the poorest labor constrained household
A total of 21,000 ultra-poor labor constrained households in the two districts of Dedza and Nkhata Bay benefited from Cash transfers while the capacity building support for strengthening of the entire system has benefited about 319,000 House Holds for Social Cash Transfers beneficiaries in all districts.