The programme and interventions are organised under three pillars:
- Cash transfers
Addressing economic barriers to accessing nutritious foods and services by providing households with pregnant women and mothers of children under three years old with monthly cash transfers of either $20 or $35 over the course of 30 months, to enable them access to nutritious food and essential services.
- Social and Behaviour Change
Addressing the cultural, social and environmental barriers to behavioural uptake and service utilisation and demand. Drawing on a rigorous formative research, gender analysis and Social and Behaviour Change, the programme ensures households with children under three years have access to accurate, relevant information and support through community based structures.
We are reaching adolescent girls (and boys) before they become pregnant to delay pregnancy and improve their health and nutrition, whilst also supporting teenage mothers to care for their children and themselves as a priority.
- Enabling environment
We are focusing on village, district and national structures to help improve access and quality of key health, nutrition and ECD services, improving coordination, use of data, effective planning and budgeting and addressing key bottlenecks to service provision. This pillar will also generate high quality, locally relevant evidence for better practice and linked advocacy activities.