This component is only for the North-East states and it focuses on IDPs (Households or individuals) as well as poor and vulnerable in host communities who are duly registered in the Unified Register, which would be compiled by the states using existing registers in the NE States, by IOM, SEMA, UNICEF, UNFPA, GTZ, USAID etc. The poor and vulnerable groups would include women, youth, elderly, children and people with disabilities. The mechanism, amount, frequency and duration of transfers for the poor and vulnerable individuals and households in the Unified Register, will be consistent with the mechanism currently adopted in the National Social Safety Net Project and as detailed in adapted states operations manual. Also, the peculiarities of the North East and the ongoing cash transfers by Federal and State governments as well as development partners and humanitarian agencies will be taken into consideration. As for the TGTs to the IDPs who are able to return or resettle to safe environments, it is anticipated that there will be three rounds of transfers within the duration of the project and each round would be for 12 months. Transfers will be made to beneficiaries in four tranches based on soft and simple resettlement/relocation/reintegration criteria to be detailed in the TGT implementation guideline. This component would entail the following:

Providing technical assistance to the Participating States to:

  1. Develop, design and implement an unconditional TGT intervention for selected TGT Beneficiaries, including for IDPs, and welfare enhancing behaviours by extreme poor and vulnerable individuals and households selected from the agreed Unified Registry of Beneficiaries;
  2. develop a tracking system, monitoring and evaluation framework and management information system for their respective TGT Programs to track operations and monitor the entire cycle from the registration of TGT Beneficiaries to the conciliation of payments and exit after stipulated period; and
  3. devise an information and communication strategy.
  4. Providing technical assistance to the NE States to implement instruments designed, developed, and tested under component with a focus on, inter alia, monitoring and control, communication and information, management of the Unified Registry of Beneficiaries, beneficiary surveys, transparent payment system, process evaluation, and the general operation of the TGT Program.
  5. Provision of Targeted Grant Transfers to the TGT Beneficiaries in the NE States.

The TGT - was introduced to support the resettlement and relocation of IDPs wishing to return or have already returned to regions declared safe by the government through provision of immediate cash to IDPs in the 6 States of the North East geo-political zone (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States). The TGT is for increased consumption, improved livelihoods and human capital development of IDPs. The TGT payments was designed to be paid in tranches of 4 payments over a period of 12 months. However, at implementation after the first payment of 30,000.00 it was discovered that IDPs were not willing to relocate as expected.

Table of TGT Payment Plan:

Tranche

Type

Amount

Purpose

When

Beneficiaries

First

Basic

N30,000

Enhance Consumption

At commencement

All IDPs

Second

Relocation

N20,000

Aid Transport

3 months after basic

IDPs moving to anywhere

Third

Resettlement

N100,000

Re-start livelihood activities

3 months after relocation & has utilisation plan

Resettled/settled IDPs in NE

Fourth

Stabilization

N50,000

For full  reintegrated

3rd months from  when livelihood is established

All IDPs who received 3rd tranche

 

 

The Status of TGT as at June 2019

 

State

URB

Cleared

Paid

Outstanding

validated

2nd

Tranches 

Amount Paid

Adamawa

20,805

16,716

8,405

6,456

0

252,150,000

Bauchi

13,848

13,846

10,025

9,054

0

300,750,000

Borno

105,181

47,712

38,085

31,735

0

1,142,550,000

Gombe

3,534

3,534

3,534

0

220

110, 420,000

Taraba

2,529

2,529

2529

0

0

75,870,000

Yobe

11,350

0

0

0

0

0

Total

157,247

84337

62578

47, 245

220

1,771,320,000