Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) Kwara

SCOPE OF COVERAGE
  • Kwara State
  • 16 Local Government Areas (LGA) of Kwara State
  • 2,588 Communities
PARTNERS

JDF Kwara state works in partnership currently with the following organizations;

  • NASSCO (National Social Safety Net Coordinating Office)
  • CHEERS (Center for Health, Education, Economic Rehabilitation and Social Security)
  • Kwara State Ministry of Social Development.
A CROSS-SECTION OF ACTIVITIES

JDF Kwara field office implemented both the Donor sponsor project and JDF sponsor activities in its efforts to reach out to vulnerable populations with quality services.

S/N
LGA
PROJECT/ACTIVITY
COMMUNITIES
THEMATIC AREA.
1 16 LGAs (Ilorin South, Ilorin West, Ilorin East, Asa, Offa, Oke-Ero, Ekiti, Ifelodun, Irepodun, Oyun, Moro, Edu, Baruten, Kaiama, Patigi  Isin) NASSP-TPM (National Social Safety Net Project -Third Party Monitoring) 2,588 Communities (Randomly sampled communities/beneficiaries from the National social register by CHEERS, the Lead CSO)

 

Knowledge and Information Management (Monitoring and Evaluation)
2 Offa Covid-19 sensitization and distribution of JDF branded alcoholic based hand sanitizers Participants from Different close communities within Offa Health
3 Ilorin South 16 days of activism 2020.: Sensitization against Gender-based violence. Jooro Junior Secondary

School, Asadam, Ilorin.

Gender-Based Violence (GBV)

 

PROJECT UPDATE

NASSP-TPM 2020
 
NASSP-TPM 2020
(M and E)
Objective:

·         Check transparency and compliance with principles of identification of the poor and vulnerable households.

·         Check transparency and compliance with principles of selecting beneficiaries.

·         Verify payment of cash transfers to beneficiaries.

·         Establish amount of disbursement of cash transfer by Payment service providers (PSP) to beneficiaries selected from the National Social Register.

·         Verify functionality of the grievances management mechanism and the effectiveness for managing complaints and appeals.

·         Assess adequacy of education, information, and communication mechanisms of the project at all levels.

 

Sampled beneficiaries
5,828 (quantitative data collection). This comprises sample sizes for 3 different quarters. 224 FGD conducted across 16 LGAs in Kwara state with 8-10 participants respectively in each Focus Group Discussion and this totaling to 2,122 participants for qualitative data collection.
 
Total Beneficiaries Reached
7,948

JDF is currently implementing the National Social Safety Net Project-Third Party Monitoring (NASSP-TPM) a 1year probationer contract, Federal Government funded and assisted by the World Bank Monitoring beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer in all the 16 LGAs of Kwara State.  Third Party Monitoring is about Checking compliance with standard of Operations in line with the set ToR while also noticing progresses made towards actualizing project objectives. JDF also make recommendations to partners, escalate and follow up on issues that require urgent attention. Four monitoring cycles had been conducted within three quarters in the following other; first cycle (February-April), 2nd cycle (May-July), and 3rd cycle (August-October) all in 2020.

The thematic focus of the project includes;
  • Checking beneficiary’s Awareness of the program.
  • Checking beneficiary’s perception of the program.
  • And lastly Checking the beneficiary’s satisfaction with the program. All the fore mentioned are checked across four variables which are Sensitization, Beneficiary targeting, selection and registration, Beneficiaries payment, and lastly effectiveness of Grievance Redress Mechanism {GRM}.

At the end of each monitoring cycle, JDF meets with the Kwara state implementing units i.e The State Cash Transfer Unit (SCTU) and State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU) to review JDF findings on the field. This has contributed immensely in several ways to the overall improvement and success of the project as the SCTU moves briskly into action responding to findings.

SUCCESSES AND ACHIEVEMENT.

In the period under review, on the NASSP as the Third Party Monitor JDF was able to achieve the following in Kwara State.

  • Successfully monitored 5,828 sampled beneficiaries using the quantitative.
  • 224 Focus Group Discussions conducted and 2122 participants in the qualitative data methodology.
  • Improved implementation process by the SCTU due to TPM findings and recommendations. i.e SCTU is currently recapturing Households without alternate as well as a replacement for deceased caregivers.
  • As a result of JDF NASSP TPM, Kwara State SCTU through community dialogue had initiated and coined local names for GRM to enhance beneficiaries’ easy understanding and awareness. E.g, for the Yoruba-speaking people GRM is called Apeetusawo, Nupe Language; Gyareajinci-nya-ezoyizhi, Batonu Language; Gari-weinugi and for BokoBaru Language in Kaiama; Ya-book-teri.
  • Beneficiaries who were not receiving payment as a result of any issuance of payment cards have started receiving payment as a result of JDF TPM reports and recommendations. E.g in Ilorin East.
  • More payment locations closer to beneficiaries have been created as a result of JDF TPM recommendations. E.g, the Dada community in Kaiama LGA now receives payment in Adena closer than the Bannni community which was their initial payment location. Same with Ejidondari in Moro LGA and many others.
  • There is an improved level of awareness of the GRM system amongst beneficiaries due to TPM recommendations to SCTU/NASSCO through TPM follow-up monitoring.
  • As a result of TPM’s noticeable presence in the communities, beneficiaries now demonstrate more confidence in the Federal government commitment to the NASSP conditional cash transfer.
  • The impacts of the Federal Government CCT in the lives of beneficiaries are noticeable in their improved economic, health, and educational status of their wards.

IREPODUN LGA

From the Federal government-sponsored conditional cash transfer, beneficiaries in Agidingbi and Onila community made savings and seeing the importance of education decided to build a school for children in the community and neighboring communities. It is good to note that prior to this time, children from these communities trek many miles to be able to get a formal education, but through this communal project, children assess primary education. This has also encouraged more enrolment of children in the school. They felt that it is better to start with what they have hoping to get support from the government rather than waiting for the government to identify their needs. The Kwara State government has noticed this bold step taken, have employed teachers to the school while the community also pays for the services of one PTA staff.