Assessment of the Effectiveness of Productive Social Safety Net Program me to Household poverty reduction in Tanzania.

Mbuta, Amadeus Modestus (2021) Assessment of the Effectiveness of Productive Social Safety Net Program me to Household poverty reduction in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study assessed effectiveness of Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) Program to House hold poverty reduction in Tanzania. The objectives were to determine the effectiveness of the components of the PSSN program in reducing poverty, to examine the sustainability of the PSSN program as well as the preparedness and readiness of the supported households to support them. Methods used for data collection were household questionnaire survey, interview to key informants, focus group discussion and direct field observation. Sample size selected was 120 respondents. Non-probability sampling procedure was used to select four wards where one village in each ward was purposively selected as most poor villages using TASAF wealth categories. Simple random sampling procedure was employed to select sample units. Both primary and secondary data were used. Data analysed by using Statistical Packages for Social Sciences. Findings of the study showed that provision of cash transfer especially cash transfer helped the parents to comply with conditions by sending their children under five years to attend clinics for progress of their health and children above five years to attend school. The study also showed that through the component of livelihoods enhancement beneficiaries were in saving groups and had activity to do either in group or individually. The results from the findings showed that households were ready to support themselves in case PSSN cannot continue supporting them. The study also recommended the PSSN program to review the amount of cash to be transferred to beneficiaries as well as beneficiaries who are very old continue to be supported by the program. Keywords: Effectiveness, Productive Social Safety Net, Household, Poverty.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2023 07:26
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2023 07:26

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