The Project components and related budgets are as follows:

Project Components

Description of Component


Implementing Ministry


Social Protection Policy and Systems Strengthening

US$11.90 m



Labour Intensive Public Works (LIPW) Implementation and Capacity Building

US$70.80 m



Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Implementation and Capacity Building

US$36.70 m


(4.A)Project Management and Coordination

US$18.10 m


(4.B)Project Management and Coordination

US$  1.10 m



US$138.6 m


Component Description

Component One – Social Protection Policy and Systems Strengthening - US$11.9 million

This component builds on the findings of the rationalization study that was funded under Component 1 of the original Project (GSOP). It has two sub-components: Sub-component 1A: Social Protection Policy Formulation and Sub-component 1B: Social Protection Systems Strengthening. The sub-component 1A’s objective is to strengthen coordination, financing, and implementation of Social Protection programs through the formulation of a national Social Protection policy, strategy, and an implementation action plan. It also seeks to build capacity at the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the National Development Planning Commissions (NDPC) to improve understanding and appreciation of Social Protection issues through trainings, study tours, and in country field visits. Funds allocated for the second subcomponent 1B: Social Protection Systems Strengthening, will be used to support strengthening of Social Protection systems through the establishment of the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR). The project will finance electronic data collection and processing starting with Upper West Region, Upper East Region and Northern Region in that order. 

Component Two – Labour Intensive Public Works (LIPW) Implementation and Capacity Building - US$71.3 million

This component seeks to provide targeted poor rural households with access to employment and income-earning opportunities. It sets out to maximize local employment while rehabilitating productive infrastructure assets, which have potential to: (i) generate local secondary employment effects and (ii) protect households and communities against external shocks. Typical LIPW sub-projects include rehabilitation and maintenance of rural feeder and access roads, rehabilitation of small earth dams, dugouts and related public infrastructure as well as Climate Change mitigation interventions such as re-afforestation, establishment of plantations of fruit trees and other woodlots and watershed management interventions. The LIPWs are implemented through the District Assemblies. Subprojects are selected from Medium-Term District Development Plans based upon a set of criteria, including job creation. To ensure efficiency in delivery and a high level of beneficiary satisfaction provision have been made for the following in the delivery processes, quality works supervision, an electronic payment system to enhance delivery and monitoring of payments to beneficiaries, effective social accountability and grievance redress. The implementation capacity of the local assemblies will also be strengthened through continuous capacity building and training programmes. The component has two sub-components i.e. Sub-component 2A: Labor Intensive Public Works and Sub-component 2B: LIPW related Capacity Building

Component Three – Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Implementation and Capacity Building - US$36.2 million

This component has two sub-components: Sub-component 3A: LEAP Grants and Sub-component 3B: LEAP related Capacity Building. Under sub-component 3A additional US$10 million LEAP grants have been made available to scale up the on-going LEAP programme. In order to enhance LEAP implementation, the capacity building sub-component would provide financing to strengthen the program’s operations at the national, regional, and district levels. Specifically, the sub-component would finance the development of a management information system (MIS) for the program (to be coordinated with the GNHR) that will support data entry and analysis at the national and decentralized levels, delivery charges associated with the new electronic payments mechanism, and training and capacity building of staff to implement LEAP more effectively. This sub-component would provide funding for development communication activities as well as monitoring and evaluation, and social accountability and grievance redress systems for the program. The Project coordinating unit (the NCO of GSOP) has no direct administrative jurisdiction over the LEAP as this is directly under the LEAP Management Unit which is within the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) of MoGCSP. 

Component Four – Management and Co-ordination - US$19.2 million

The objective of this component is to support coordination and management activities including monitoring and evaluation, audit and training activities at Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) and Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP). It has two sub-components i.e. 4A and 4B. Whilst 4A deals with the aspects of Project Management and Coordination activities that  relate  to the LIPW component which falls under the purview of the MLGRD, 4B focuses on the aspects of Project Management and Coordination that is handled by MoGCSP. 

The LIPW Component   

The LIPW programme is aimed at providing targeted rural poor households with access to employment and income earning opportunities, in particular during agriculture off seasons through the rehabilitation and maintenance of public or community infrastructure/assets.

Financing Plan At Board Presentation (US$ Millions)

International Development Association (Ida) 88,600,000.00
Borrower 500,000.00

Total Project Financing (US$ Millions)

Product Line IBRD/IDA
IBRD Commitment N/A
IDA Commitment 88.60
IBRD + IDA Commitment 88.60
Lending Instrument Specific Investment Loan
Grant Amount N/A
Total Project Cost** 89.10

***Summary Status of World Bank Financing (US$ Millions) as of February 28, 2017

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IDA47350 May 20, 2010 June 30, 2017 88.60 88.06 N/A 1.83
IDA54660 May 27, 2014 June 30, 2017 50.00 19.74 N/A 0.01

Financial Activity Over Time as of February 28, 2017