Filets Sociaux Productifs (Productive Social Nets Program)
The Productive Social Nets Program (PFSP) is an initiative of the Ivorian government which benefited in 2015 from initial technical and financial support from the World Bank. It intervenes within the framework of the implementation of the National Strategy of Social Protection (SNPS) adopted in May 2014 (axis 1: Improvement of the standard of living of the poorest) and consists in the granting of quarterly non-reimbursable allowances of 36,000 CFA francs .
Coming into force in August 2015 for the period 2015-2020, phase I of the program, with funding from the World Bank and the State, aims to improve the level of consumption, in this case food and access to basic social services , from targeted households among the poorest in rural areas . These are indeed areas hosting the regions of high preponderance of extreme poverty, according to data from the Survey on the Standard of Living of Households (ENV 2015).
The budget is estimated at 29.5 billion CFA francs , 76% of which is dedicated to the quarterly allowances of 36,000 CFA francs , payable until October 2020 for the first cohort, via mobile telephony (Orange Money).
For an initial target of 35,000 beneficiary households , this phase covers, since January 2019 , 50,000 households with the inclusion of 15,000 new households as part of an extension phase initiated with the savings achieved. These 50,000 beneficiaries spread across 882 villages in sixteen (16) regions . These are, in particular the regions of Tonkpi, Gbêkê, Kabadougou, Worodougou, Béré, Hambol, Bounkani, Poro, Tchologo, Bagoué, Folon, Bafing, Haut Sassandra, Marahoué, Iffou and Belier.