Making Targeted Subsidies Fast and Flexible - The TNVS eVoucher

Making Targeted Subsidies Fast and Flexible - The TNVS eVoucher

The Tanzania National Voucher Scheme piloted an electronic voucher mechanism (eVoucher) in late
2011 to complement the paper voucher operating since 2004. This case study looks at the benefits and challenges experienced, observations, and key lessons learned

This case study describes the eVoucher’s first year of operations, including:

  • Background on the pilot’s context
  • The rationale for its introduction
  • How the eVoucher works in practice
  • The eVoucher systems architecture and development cost in brief
  • Stakeholder perspectives
  • Comparison to other keep-up strategies--achieving savings of 7.5% or more against traditional paper vouchers
  • Replicating an eVoucher pilot