Project profile — Focused Assistance for COVID-19 Resilient Households


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2021-01-07 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population policy and administrative management (13010) (3.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (3.00%)
• Social/welfare services:
Social/welfare services (16010) (5.00%)
Social protection and welfare services policy, planning and administration (16011) (89.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to increase the wellbeing and resilience of the most vulnerable populations in Mozambique, especially children, women, including victims of domestic violence, women-headed households, and people living with disabilities. This project works closely with the Government of Mozambique to provide technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of social protection institutions to expand and effectively deliver gender-responsive social assistance programs. This project provides urgent mobile cash transfers to urban and peri-urban program beneficiaries to address immediate shocks and loss of income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, helping them meet their essential needs and preserve nutrition. Targeted messaging on COVID-19 prevention addressing gender equality issues and on nutrition accompany every cash transfer. The project plans to gradually shift its support to the expansion of the child grant support program, helping vulnerable households affected by COVID-19 and with children between the ages zero and two with cash transfers and a comprehensive care component. This project supports beneficiaries to adopt positive practices related to health, nutrition, and hygiene, including ways to access referral mechanisms to social services. Community health care workers conduct specialized home visits for families at risk to promote and improve the household’s positive care practices.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved practices of households related to health, nutrition, hygiene and protection; (2) increased access to support services, including the use of referral mechanisms addressing gender-based violence, including child, early and forced marriage, and (3) improved efficiency of national social protection institutions to deliver gender-sensitive social protection assistance programs.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $1,500,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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