Coordinating CTs

Can African institutions handle the demands of their CTs?


Capacity of Institutional Base

A frequent complaint about CTs, and social protection more broadly, is that CTs are located within weak institutional homes.

  • Capacity of officials and other individuals within the CT’s implementing institution is crucial to program success.
  • Issues arise, for instance, when program employees (or civil service employees who were implementing programs) lack computer literacy.
  • Other challenges arise when government ministries involved in CTs are accustomed to providing case-based support rather than addressing the collective needs of vulnerable groups.
    • This concern was a challenge in Ghana, where training and a change of focus were needed to orient the relevant officials to meet the demands of LEAP (Jones, Ahadzie, and Doh 2009).