EIIP Policy Brief

Tanzania: Gender-responsive public works as a key building block of social protection for all

“Productive Social Safety Net” (PSSN) programme has linked cash transfers to the participation in public works in order to allow households to earn additional income to meet their basic needs during the lean agricultural season from September to December. The types of sub-projects implemented under the public works component of the programme are in the areas of watershed management, forestry, soil conservation, land use management, environmental management including cleaning activities, community infrastructure and agriculture and livestock activities.
The programme has designed and implemented a series of measures in order to support women’s participation in public works.