Targeted Conditional Cash Transfer Programme

About the program

CCT program with an emphasis on psycho-social work with families. The program provides a monetary bonus for beneficiary families, facilitates access to other programs and social services, and provides family support.

Country Trinidad and Tobago
Home 2005
Classification Labor market and wages, Cash transfers
FNS Dimension Acceso
  1. Provide conditional cash transfers for vulnerable families to meet the nutritional needs of their homes.
  2. Educate beneficiaries about the importance of a balanced diet.
  3. Ensure that all job beneficiaries are registered in an employment agency so they can find work.
  4. Involve beneficiaries in training programs in financial and family planning.
  5. Involve beneficiaries in employment programs.
  6. Empower beneficiaries to be economically and socially independent.
  7. Improve income generation capacity of vulnerable households.
Components and/or products

Conditional cash transfer

It consists of food assistance that lasts two years and allows vulnerable families to buy the basic food basket, improving health and dignity of those households and reducing poverty. They are also given psychological assistance.

Training and assistance

To improve the quality of life of households through training and employment assistance.

Target population

Vulnerable households in the country who commit to involve one of its members in government social programs focused on empowering.



Geographical coverage Urbano y rural

October 2014 - July 2015

Annual budget

2014: TTD$270,486,521 (USD$41,743,800)

2015 (estimate): TTD$294,000,000 (USD$45,372,600)

Responsible organism

Ministry of Social Development and Family Services

Executing organism Ministry of Social Development and Family Services
Financial sources