Knowledge Note

Given the success of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs elsewhere in the world, in 2010 the Government of Tanzania - via the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) - rolled out a CCT program in three districts. Its aim was to see if, using a model that relied heavily on communities to target beneficiaries and deliver payments, the program could improve outcomes for the poor the way centrally-run CCT programs have in other contexts. What follows is a summary of the pilot program, the methodology used to evaluate it, and its major impacts.

About the Presenters

David Evans

Stephanie Hausladen

Katrina Kosec

Natasha Reese