Conditional Cash Transfer

Project background

The proposed Joint Programme (JP) “Supporting Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in Timor-Leste” is a three-year programme that supports the GoTL to improve the conditions of women and girls in Timor-Leste through the protection of their rights and their empowerment. It offers them fair access to social and economic resources by increasing their access to entitlements and rights. The JP has been developed and will be implemented by five UN agencies in partnership with government agencies and structures at national and district levels and in collaboration with relevant civil society organisations and individuals to build institutional capacity to address the above problems. (Lee versaun Tetum iha ne'e)

Project activities

  • Develop a database of beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries to enable cross checks of information on families benefiting from other schemes to reduce duplicity
  • Develop participatory methods for identifying women participants
  • Implement a system for monitoring, evaluation and impact analysis including links to a feedback mechanism
  • Support the drafting of a legal framework for social protection schemes to ensure sustainability and enforceability
  • Improve the implementation of existing CCTs through innovative means of cash payments, coordinated delivery of social services in health and education and a simple but reliable means of verifying participants’ livelihoods

Project results

  • Improved protection of women and girls through the establishment of legal frameworks and mechanisms to uphold their rights. 
  • Reduced vulnerability of women and girls through improved outreach mechanisms and services and the establishment of a social protection scheme. 
  • Improved social and economic situation of women and girls through a fair allocation of resources using gender-responsive budgeting. 



Project start date:

November 2008

Estimated end date:

April 2014

Focus area:

  • inclusive & sustainable growth
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Timor-Leste

    Implementing partner:


    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Undp As Administrative Agent For A Joint Programme Pass Through Arrangement
  • Government Of Spain
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2016 $0

    2013 $6,374

    2012 $251,969

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