Program scale and cost

Annual costs table

Annual estimated program costs

Program Name Country financing (US$) Donor financing (US$) Total cost (US$)
Botswana Old Age Pension 55,200,000 - 55,200,000
Burkina Faso Pilot Conditional Cash Transfer or Cash Transfer 366,000 256,250 622,250
Cape Verde Minimum Social Pension 3,600,000 - 3,600,000
Eritrea Results-Based Financing 2,366,666 2,366,666
Ethiopia Productive Safety Net Programme–Direct Support 83,000,000 331,200,000 414,000,000
Kenya Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children 6,190,476 19,809,524 26,000,000
Kenya Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) 12,366,240
Lesotho Child Grants Programme 2,467,500 2,467,500
Lesotho Old Age Pension 22,680,000 - 22,680,000
Malawi Social Cash Transfer 4,146,736
Mali Bourse Maman 36,800 36,800
Mauritius Old Age Pension 174,760,000 174,760,000
Mozambique Food Subsidy Program 7,300,000 2,810,509 10,110,509
Namibia Old Age Pension 544,670,000 544,670,000
Nigeria COPE (In Care of the Poor) Conditional Cash Transfer 36,000,000 20,000,000 56,000,000
Rwanda Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) 1,537,135 1,221,498 2,760,633
Senegal Child-Focused Social Cash Transfer 2,100,000 2,100,000
Note: —= 0. Specific program notes follow the table. Blank spaces indicate that it is unclear what amount of the funding was contributed by the relevant group. GDP = gross domestic product.
Program Name Country financing (US$) Donor financing (US$) Total cost (US$)
Senegal Child-Focused Social Cash Transfer 2,100,000 2,100,000
Sierra Leone Unconditional Cash Transfer for the Old and Needy 4,735,150 - 4,735,150
South Africa Child Support Grant 1,000,000,000 - 1,000,000,000
South Africa Old Age Pension 3,880,632,000 - 3,880,632,000
Swaziland Old Age Grant 9,230,000 - 9,230,000
Swaziland Public Assistance Grant 333,138 - 333,138
Tanzania Community-Based Conditional Cash Transfer 1,800,000 1,800,000
Zambia Chipata Social Cash Transfer 70,000 247,590 317,590
Zambia Kalomo Social Cash Transfer 70,000 239,875 309,875
Zambia Katete Social Cash Transfer 70,000 655,541 725,541
Zambia Kazungula Cash Transfer 70,000 75,462 145,462
Zambia Monze Cash Transfer 70,000 232,689 302,689
Zimbabwe Care for the Elderly 1,156,267 1,156,267
Zimbabwe Drought Relief 1,588,162 1,588,162
Zimbabwe Maintenance of Disabled Persons 1,850,053 1,850,053
Zimbabwe Support to Children in Difficult Circumstances 222,000 222,000
Zimbabwe Support to Families in Distress 1,387,539 1,387,539
Notes:
  • Ethiopia Productive Safety Net Programme-Direct Support: The program cost US$360 million in 2009, 8% of which was financed by the Government of Ethiopia. There was an additional cost of US$54 million for Government of Ethiopia staff time.
  • Kenya Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Data are for fiscal year 2010.
  • Kenya Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP): Data are calculated by dividing total cost by 10 years for program life.
  • Lesotho Old Age Pension: Lesotho’s 2008 nominal GDP was US$1,620 million. Old Age Pension is 1.4% of GDP.
  • Malawi Social Cash Transfer: Data are calculated by multiplying the total reported annual cost per household (US$176) by the number of households in the program (23,561) at time of calculation.
  • Mali Bourse Maman: Data show annual reported cost.
  • Mauritius Old Age Pension: Data equal 2% of GDP using GDP estimate for 2008 (US$8.738 billion).
  • Mozambique Food Subsidy Program: Data are calculated by adding the National Institute for Social Welfare’s 2008 budget for the Food Subsidy Program (US$7.3 million and the Department for International Development’s yearly financing amount (assuming equal use each year).
  • Nigeria COPE (In Care of the Poor) Conditional Cash Transfer: Amounts are based on data for the 5-year program.
  • Rwanda Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP): Data are calculated by dividing the cost of the Direct Support component by 5 (number of program years).
  • Senegal Child-Focused Social Cash Transfer: Data equal one-third of total cost because program is from 2009 to 2011.
  • South Africa Child Support Grant: Data shown are from budget for 2005-2006.
  • South Africa Old Age Pension: Number reached by multiplying the estimated 2008 GDP of US$277,188 million by 0.014 for estimated cost of Old Age Pension
  • Swaziland Old Age Grant: Data show 2007 budget (most recent data available).
  • Swaziland Public Assistance Grant: Data show 2007 budget (most recent data available).
  • Tanzania Community-Based Conditional Cash Transfer: Data equal US$4.5 million for project divided by 2.5 years for program length.
  • Zambia Chipata Social Cash Transfer: Government of Zambia data value is 2007 amount divided by the number of programs. It assumes equal allocation across districts. Total for Chipata is the program’s 2-year cost divided by 2; 2-year cost is calculated using the average exchange rate for July 1, 2006 to July 1, 2007.
  • Zambia Kalomo Social Cash Transfer: Donor data are calculated by multiplying US$165 per household (the reported cost, which is probably an underestimate) by the number of covered households. Government amount was 2007 commitment for the cash transfer (see note for Zambia Chipata Social Cash Transfer).
  • Zambia Katete Social Cash Transfer: Donor data are calculated by annualizing donor financing based on available data and applying corresponding exchange rate. Government amount was 2007 commitment for the cash transfer (see note for Zambia Chipata Social Cash Transfer).

  • Zambia Kazungula Cash Transfer: Government amount was 2007 commitment for the cash transfer (see note for Zambia Chipata Social Cash Transfer).
  • Zambia Monze Cash Transfer: Donor data are calculated by annualizing donor financing based on available data and applying corresponding exchange rate .Government amount was 2007 commitment for the cash transfer (note for Zambia Chipata Social Cash Transfer).
  • Zimbabwe Care for the Elderly: Data convert the Z$25 billion cost to U.S. dollars using the average 2005exchange rate. Data are outdated.
  • Zimbabwe Maintenance of Disabled Persons: Data convert the Z$40 billion cost to U.S. dollars using the average 2005 exchange rate. Data are outdated.
  • Zimbabwe Support to Children in Difficult Circumstances: Data convert the Z$4.8 billion cost to U.S. dollars using the average 2005 exchange rate. Data are outdated.
  • Zimbabwe Support to Families in Distress: Data convert the Z$30 billion cost to U.S. dollars using the average 2005 exchange rate. Data are outdated.