Social Fund-Phase II

Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Nov 1997
Signature Date 07 Mar 1998
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2005
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2005
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 15,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Social Fund for Development (SFD) Phase II project was initiated for poverty reduction and job creation especially for the population with limited income and low standard of living. The first phase of SFD successfully ended in 1995 and SFD has since become the main funding vehicle for channeling government and donor resources to the poor, and remains relevant to donors as an umbrella funding mechanism for their poverty reduction and job creation programs. The project should also created jobs and improved the income of thousands of families. The project comprises two components: (i) social development activities and (ii) productive (income generating) activities. The social development activities component had two sub-components, namely health sub-component and education & training sub-component. Under the productive (income generating) activities component it's envisaged that the project will support productive family activities through income generating schemes, involving the establishment of small revolving funds for self-help productive activities and related training in management and productive skills.

Project Objectives

The sector goal is the reduction of socio-economic imbalances and increase in self-development opportunities. The objectives of the Social Fund for Development (SFD) Second Phase Program is to (a) create jobs through support to small enterprises and labor-intensive works and, (b) support community infrastructure and services in partnership with NGOs and local groups.


The beneficiaries of the project are the poor and economically vulnerable populations of the governorates of Aswan, Qena, Assuit, Beni Suif and Minia.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government of Egypt
Fonds Social de Développement (FSD)


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-IE0-001
Last Update 24 Oct 2020


Contact Details

Name BALDEH Yero H.J.

Geographic Location

Country Egypt