In August 2012 the Government of Tanzania (GoT) established a productive social safety net (PSSN) system through the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) to assist poor and vulnerable households to improve access to income, health, and education. In early 2020, Government of Tanzania launched the second phase of PSSN.
One component of PSSN II, is conditional cash transfer with the aim of providing regular predictable cash transfers to help interrupt the intergenerational transmission of poverty. These transfers directly contribute to enhancing food and nutrition security.
In line with its Country Strategic Plan, WFP supports the scale up of PSSN II in urban areas in the form of cash transfers to extremely poor households residing in urban areas. WFP also provides technical assistance to enhance the future provision of cash-based transfers.