Sub Region
East Africa
* The latest available data between 2010-2020

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Social Assistance Overview

Djibouti introduced laws on work injury, sickness and maternity, old age, disability and survivors as part of the social insurance system before independence, which took place in 1977. Social assistance programmes, starting with the Social Assistance Pilot Programme on Labour and Human Capital, were introduced from 2010. The pilot programme aimed to create employment opportunities in order to improve nutritional practices through behavioural change and enhance living standards in Djibouti through increased access to basic economic and social infrastructure and services. The second social assistance programme, introduced in 2015, was the National Programme of Family Solidarity, which aims to provide support for families in extreme poverty. It targets children, persons with disabilities, older persons and pregnant women, and provides them a cash transfer of US$181.80 per quarter, as of 2015. In 2016, a new Community-based labor-intensive public works and services was launched, reaching 2500 individual with a wade rate of US10 per day. In 2018, a Safety Net Programme was introduced, reaching 11,484 individuals in 2019. The central government implemented these programmes with the assistance of the World Bank.

Ratified Regional and International Social Assistance related Instruments