Social protection in Nigeria (2017)

The Rapid Results Institute (RRI) is working with the World Bank’s work stream Doing Development Differently (DDD), to support the Nigerian Government’s roll out of the National Conditional Transfer Project. It aims to accelerate the implementation of a Social delivery system that provides cash transfers to the poor and vulnerable based on co-responsibility principles.

With the intention of strengthening the capacity of existing Institutions and their collaboration with and between Federal, State and Local Government agencies, the program focuses on the development of a National Framework for implementing co-responsibilities at State level in the provision of additional cash incentives for beneficiaries complying with desired behavioral changes.

The Challenge

The program provides a platform for the funding, coordination and monitoring of the NASSP Conditional Cash Transfer at the central level whilst entrusting its implementation to the states.  

Although a decentralized scheme poses challenges, it also carries potential advantages such as increased ownership and improved sustainability and institutionalization that will lead to higher impact.  The RRI approach allows for a flexible roll out of a national program tailored to diverse state contexts.

How We Tackled It

Rapid Results initiatives deliver accelerated results by facilitating learning through piloting and adaptive problem solving.

In the context of the NASSP National Cash Transfer Office, RRI’s 100-Day Challenges supports stakeholders from Federal, State and Local Government to rapidly design a delivery framework and test and improve the model through the pilot roll-out in one state.  As the process moves from planning to action, the framework’s detail becomes clearer, new developments and innovation emerge, and the process is adapted in response to these new realities.

RRI  provided implementation design as well coaching and facilitation support to the leadership and the 100-day teams developing the framework and implementing the pilot.


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