STATE OPERATION COORDINATING UNIT OF NASP/NASSCO
State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU)
Upon fulfillment of the eligibility criteria set by World Bank in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, the State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU) Gombe was constituted and established Under National Social Safety Net Coordinating Office (NASSCO) to coordinate the YESSO programme. SOCU was cleared by the World Bank becoming effective in 23 April 2017 and funds made available for YESSO activities on 7th July, 2017. Since then, SOCU has organized, planned and conducted series of YESSO activities towards the establishment of the Single Register (SR) and Unified Register of Beneficiaries (URB).
The program uses a combination of targeting methods including geographic targeting, Community-Based Targeting (CBT), Host Community Based Identification and the application of a Proxy Means Test (PMT) for identifying and screening poor and vulnerable households for its interventions. The database of identified poor households, families or individual called Single Register (SR), can be used for selecting beneficiaries for YESSO and other targeted social safety net programs in the future as part of a social protection system.
Key Functions of SOCU
The Project Development Objective (PDO)
The development objective (DO) of this support operation is to “increase access of the poor and vulnerable, using improved safety net systems, to youth employment opportunities in all Participating States and to provide Targeted Grant Transfers to the poor, vulnerable and internally displaced people (IDPs) in the North Eastern States.” Using improved safety net system would have a common targeting system and a unified registry of potential beneficiaries as major elements to facilitate basic services for poor households.
The State Operations Coordinating Unit (SOCU) was able to conduct twelve (12) rounds of Community Based Targeting (CBT) across the eleven (11) Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Gombe State.
|S/N||KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR (KPI)|
|1.||Establish States Single and Unified Registry for selecting eligible beneficiaries for various interventions.|
|2||Numbers of Poor and vulnerable individuals in the Single Register (SR) of YESSO in participating States.|
|3.||Numbers of Poor and vulnerable individuals in the Unified Register Beneficiaries (URB) in North Eastern States.|
|4.||Numbers of youths receiving cash payment in return for working in the Public Work Fare (PWF) program in each participating State.|
|5.||Numbers of trained youths from selected benefiting households with job (increase earning) one year after completion of skills for job (S4J) intervention.|
|6.||Numbers of vulnerable households receiving targeted grant transfers (TGT) in North Eastern States.|
|7.||Numbers of beneficiaries of Special Grant Transfer (SGT) to Poor and vulnerable individuals in some selected States including beneficiaries of 65years and above and Disabled beneficiaries of 18-64years.|
|8.||Numbers of direct project beneficiaries and mining from the State Social Register SSR.|
All these Achievement were possible through the following component:
Component 1:- Coordination of Social Safety Net (SOCU)
Component 2:- Public Workfare Program (PWF)
Component 3:- Skills for Job (S4J)
Component 4:- Targeted Grant Transfer (TGT)
Sub-Component 4.1:- Special Grant Transfer (SGT)
|S/N||PROJECTS USING DATA FROM THE STATE SOCIAL REGISTER.|
|2||National Directorate of Employment.|
|3||Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA)|
|4||Labour Intensive Public Workfare|
|5||Targeted Grant Transfer|
|9||State Cash Transfer Unit|
|11||Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA)|