Ghana LEAP 1000 Programme: Endline Evaluation Report
de Groot, Richard
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The Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme is Ghana’s flagship social protection programme that began in 2008. It is implemented by the LEAP Management Secretariat (LMS) and the Department of Social Welfare (DSW), under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP). The LEAP Programme, designed to fight poverty among extremely vulnerable populations, provides bimonthly cash payments to extremely poor households with orphans and vulnerable children, elderly with no productive capacity, persons with acute disability, and, in 2015, a pilot called ‘LEAP 1000’ was launched to include a new category – pregnant women and children under the age of 12 months . The LEAP 1000 pilot was launched in 10 districts in the Northern and Upper East regions, reaching 6,124 households. Since then, this additional category has been mainstreamed into the larger LEAP Programme. As of December 2017, LEAP reaches more than 213,000 poor families in all 216 districts of Ghana (8 per cent of which have beneficiaries from the pregnant women or infant category).
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