Cash transfer programTanzania Conditional Cash Transfer (TASAF III/PSSN): Youth Well-being and the Transition to Adulthood

Year Programme Began: 2012
Implementing Ministry: Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)
Target Group: Ultra-poor
Conditions: Schooling and helath
Approximate Reach (as of 2016): 1.1 million households


The Government of Tanzania’s Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) is a conditional transfer targeted to ultra-poor households operated by the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF). The programme began in 2012 after a successful pilot CCT programme in 2010 in three districts (Bagamoyo, Chamwino and Kibaha).  In March 2013, the government decided to scale up the programme to the poorest one million households nationally, and by August 2015, 1.1 million households were enrolled. The main objective of the programme is to increase income and consumption and improve the ability to cope with shocks among vulnerable populations, while enhancing and protecting children’s human capital. Households receive a fixed and variable cash payment, the latter which is tied to compliance with co-responsibilities (e.g., children ages 7 to 15 must enroll in primary school and attend at least 80 percent of the time). The average payment is approximately 13 USD per month, or approximately 21% of baseline household monthly consumption.