Programme objectives

To encourage school attendance and improve students’ educational performance.

References
Smith, W.J. 2011. “Tanzania - Poverty, Growth, and Public Transfers Options for a National Productive Safety Net Program.” Social Protection & Labour Discussion Paper, No. 1414 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/10/17/000470435 _20141017090222/Rendered/PDF/915750NWP014140Box385333B00PUBLIC0.pdf>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2017
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
To receive the meals, children need to go to school, where they are served.
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Geographical Targeting
References
Smith, W.J. 2011. “Tanzania - Poverty, Growth, and Public Transfers Options for a National Productive Safety Net Program.” Social Protection & Labour Discussion Paper, No. 1414 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/10/17/000470435 _20141017090222/Rendered/PDF/915750NWP014140Box385333B00PUBLIC0.pdf>.
Targeted areas
The most drought-prone and food-insecure districts of Tanzania.
References
Smith, W.J. 2011. “Tanzania - Poverty, Growth, and Public Transfers Options for a National Productive Safety Net Program.” Social Protection & Labour Discussion Paper, No. 1414 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/10/17/000470435 _20141017090222/Rendered/PDF/915750NWP014140Box385333B00PUBLIC0.pdf>.
Target groups
Children
Eligibility criteria
School enrollment
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Food
Amount of benefits
The annual benefit to the household, for each beneficiary child, is estimated to be about TZS21,700. The transfer has a caloric value of 718 kilocalories (about 40 per cent of the minimum daily food requirement).
References
Smith, W.J. 2011. “Tanzania - Poverty, Growth, and Public Transfers Options for a National Productive Safety Net Program.” Social Protection & Labour Discussion Paper, No. 1414 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/10/17/000470435 _20141017090222/Rendered/PDF/915750NWP014140Box385333B00PUBLIC0.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Daily
Benefit delivery mechanism
Meals are provided at schools.
Benefit recipients
Students
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
194 school days per year
References
Smith, W.J. 2011. “Tanzania - Poverty, Growth, and Public Transfers Options for a National Productive Safety Net Program.” Social Protection & Labour Discussion Paper, No. 1414 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/10/17/000470435 _20141017090222/Rendered/PDF/915750NWP014140Box385333B00PUBLIC0.pdf>.
Coverage
220,000 children in 350 primary schools (in 2011)
References
Smith, W.J. 2011. “Tanzania - Poverty, Growth, and Public Transfers Options for a National Productive Safety Net Program.” Social Protection & Labour Discussion Paper, No. 1414 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/10/17/000470435 _20141017090222/Rendered/PDF/915750NWP014140Box385333B00PUBLIC0.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
Annual cost of about USD6.5 million (in 2011)
References
Smith, W.J. 2011. “Tanzania - Poverty, Growth, and Public Transfers Options for a National Productive Safety Net Program.” Social Protection & Labour Discussion Paper, No. 1414 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/10/17/000470435 _20141017090222/Rendered/PDF/915750NWP014140Box385333B00PUBLIC0.pdf>.
Institutions and agencies involved
World Food Programme (WFP); Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoVET); local governments
References
Smith, W.J. 2011. “Tanzania - Poverty, Growth, and Public Transfers Options for a National Productive Safety Net Program.” Social Protection & Labour Discussion Paper, No. 1414 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/10/17/000470435 _20141017090222/Rendered/PDF/915750NWP014140Box385333B00PUBLIC0.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency