Conditional monthly Basic Income Grant for improved food and nutrition security.

FROM Commitment: Moving from Food Bank to Cash Transfers

Government / Namibia

Government of the Republic of Namibia

Date made: 15 Mar 2022
Related event: 2021 Tokyo N4G Summit
Verification status Verified Find out more
NAF SMARTness index High Find out more
Targeted location National - All of Namibia, with focus on areas where marginalised indigenous communities reside.
Targeted population Specific population group(s)
Targeted population age Specific age group(s)
Targeted population specific age 19-59 years
Targeted population sex All
Population coverage 750,000.0
Primary indicator Number of persons receiving the grant
Primary indicator baseline 0
Primary indicator target 750,000
Duration January, 2022 - December, 2025

Goal action plan

The Namibian Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare commits to revise and convert the Food Bank, Special Feeding for Marginalised Communities and Marginalized Grant into a monthly cash transfer, as a first step to phase in a Conditional Basic Income Grant over 5 years (from 1 January 2022 through 31 December 2025).

Nutrition Action Classification


  • Financial
  • Operational
  • Leadership and governance
  • Research monitoring and data


  • Food environment
  • Food supply chain
  • Consumer knowledge
  • Nutrition care services


  • Undernutrition
  • Diet
  • Obesity and diet-related NCDs
  • Food and nutrition security

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