Building Constituencies

Potential roles for donors

Partners can encourage knowledge exchange, such as through South-South learning, experience exchange initiatives, and supporting communities of practice.

Partners can also support advocacy work; support to develop core systems as CTs begin; other technical support; capacity building; and institutional strengthening.

NGOs have important skills to offer countries interested in implementing CTs, including support for advocacy and assistance with ground-level operational issues.

Long-term funding and support from development partners remains important.

  • Some CTs have allowed governments to fund all or part of the cost of the actual transfers, while development partner funds are used primarily for initial program investments (such as for a strong MIS), evaluations, capacity building, and/or institutional strengthening.
  • This approach is being used in Ghana’s LEAP and Lesotho’s Child Grants Programme, among others.