Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) project

About the CCT project

A community member receiving money Members of the community receiving payment. Photo: CCT project team/UNDP TL

UNDP’s CCT project aims to protect women and girls against poverty and gender-based violence by strengthening the institutional capacity and service mechanisms of the government’s Ministry of Social Solidarity’s ongoing Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) schemes. (Lee versaun Tetum iha ne'e)

Part of the MDG Spanish Trust Fund’s “Supporting Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in Timor-Leste" the project is implemented in cooperation with five UN other agencies (IOM, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN WOMEN and UNDP)

Project goals


  • 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


US$$888,780 UNDP
US$200,000 Democratic Governance Thematic Fund (DGTTF)
US$10,000 Poverty Reduction Thematic Fund (PTTF)
Total budget: US$4.955 million IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, UN WOMEN, UNICEF

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