Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty programme (LEAP)

To develop poor out of poverty. Conditionalities include, school attendance for children, immunisation, access to postnatal care, avoidance of child labour and trafficking.
Caregivers of OVC (overwhelmingly women) are identified as a targeted group in the criteria for accessing the grants.necessary assistance Within the sixth objective, specifically genders-designed objectives speak about redistributing care.
Programme type
Social Transfer (ST)
Conditional Cash transfers
Care narrative
The disproportionate labour burden that girls face has been recognised as a key reason for gender- specific educational disparities, with girls facing significant time constraints.
The objective is to enable women discharge their duties to men when they are determined to be caregivers.
Gender narrative: 
Women stand to benefit both directly as beneficiaries of social transfers and indirectly as caregivers of beneficiaries who stand to benefit, but the policy lacks gender-specific targets. In the sixth objective is it stated that women should participate as much as men in the grants receivers and girls child labour needs to be stopped.
While the NSPS highlights the potential of cash transfer programmes to positively impact on individuals, bringing them greater recognition, inclusion, and autonomy it does not elaborate on the mechanisms through which this occurs, nor does it expressly make the link to women’s empowerment.
Agencies involved: 
Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare
Period of implementation: 
Launched - March 2008
  • LEAP 1.pdf::NOT FOUND