The FCSU in providing technical support to the States shall work in collaboration with the following Institutions:
National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO)/National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO)
NASSCO leads in the development of the National Social Register (NSR). The State Delivery Platform shall use the State Social Register (SSR), URB in the North Eastern States and State Register of IDPs and other register of beneficiaries available at the State level for selecting beneficiaries as may be agreed with the World Bank. The NASSCO shall provide technical support to the States platforms to ensure that the SSR meets national standards. NASSCO is currently funded through a World bank assisted Programme – NASSP and so will not be funded from the NG CARES IPF resources in performing its role on State Social Registry.
National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO)
The NCTO shall provide technical support to the States on Results Area 1, specifically DLI 1 which is Social Transfer and DLI 1.3, livelihood support grants. NCTO shall guide the States on the use of the mined data of potential beneficiaries from the SSR, URB in the North Eastern States or SRB and the actual implementation of social transfer and grants to beneficiaries. NCTO is currently funded through a World bank assisted Programme – NASSP and so will not be funded from the NG CARES IPF resources in performing its role on supporting State Cash Transfer Units.
National Fadama Coordination Office (NFCO)
The National Fadama Coordination Office (NFCO) shall provide technical support to the States and FCT implementing Result Area 2 which is specifically focused on increasing food security and safe functioning of food supply chains for poor households. The NFCO shall liaise closely with the FCSU in the discharge of their responsibilities to the States and the FCT. The NFCO will deliver on its role through:
Quarterly technical assistance mission based on request and especially prior to the visit of the IVA thereby assuring adequate preparation for disbursement;
Participate in the Monitoring and Evaluation activities/supervision missions as many be organized by FCSU;
Any other activity that would regularly update the PCU and FMARD on progress of Result Area 2 across the States for the effective participation/contribution of FMARD in the FCTC and FCSC.