Norway Registers Development AS in joint venture with NRD UAB signed a 6 month long, USD 480 thousand (inclusive of withholding tax) contract with Tanzania Social Action Fund for Consultancy Services to Develop Unified Registry of Beneficiaries System.

The main objective of this assignment is to design, develop and implement a Unified Registry of Beneficiaries (URB) that is required to support operation of Tanzania Third Social Action Fund Productive Social Safety Net (TASAF III- PSSN) and assist other stakeholders who will provide similar interventions. TASAF III targets people living under the basic needs poverty line (currently 33.6% of the population).

The project includes development of potential beneficiaries' database that will integrate with TASAF III PSSN Management Information System (MIS) and other key stakeholders' MIS, development of mobile application which will support data collection using mobile device, and development of an open API which will enable interfacing with stake holders systems. All targeting information will be migrated from the current CB-CCT system and PSSN MIS to URB. The URB will also be linked with National Identification Authority (NIDA) and Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) systems.

Users from different organisations will be able to interact with the Unified Registry of Beneficiaries and extract the list of beneficiaries according to their needed criteria. It is expected that the URB will function as a baseline for current and future social protection programs.

The contract is financed by the International Development Association credit. The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has been implementing the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) from 2000. Currently the Government is implementing the Third Phase of TASAF that was officially launched in 2012. The objective of TASAF III is "to enable poor households to increase incomes and opportunities while improving consumption".