Assessing the Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on Women’s Empowerment in Tanzania

This brief snapshot results from a study that examined the impact of cash transfers on household living standards, and on women empowerment in the period 2015– 2017. The study adapts a Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) approach, and panel data sets to carry out a quasi-experimental assessment of the Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) component of the Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) programme implemented by the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) on women’s empowerment in Tanzania. Although the PSSN Programme is not primarily designed as a programme for promoting gender equality, findings indicate positive influences on livelihoods of female recipients and on improving gender relations.