The Transfer Project, Cash Transfers, and Impact Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa, 2016

Posted: 9 Jan 2019

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Paul Winters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Benjamin Davis

UNICEF South Africa

Sudhanshu Handa

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Public Policy; Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

Natalia Winder Rossi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jennifer Yablonski

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

Cash transfer programmes are a key instrument of social protection in developing countries, having expanded dramatically over the past two decades. A key objective of this book is to provide the accumulated evidence of the broad reaching impacts of cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on countries supported by the Transfer Project and From Protection to Production Project. The book brings together rigorous impact evaluations which provide comprehensive analysis and evidence on programme impact in Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, and South Africa. The impact evaluations employed mixed method approaches, including randomized controls trials (RCTs) and non-experimental designs, qualitative methods, and village LEWIE-computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling. Further, the book analyses the relationship between the impact evaluations and the policy and programme implementation process occurring in each country, providing lessons on the political economy of cash transfer programme impact evaluation.

Suggested Citation

Winters, Paul and Davis, Benjamin and Handa, Sudhanshu and Winder Rossi, Natalia and Yablonski, Jennifer, The Transfer Project, Cash Transfers, and Impact Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa (2016). From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3307450

Paul Winters (Contact Author)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ( email )

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Benjamin Davis

UNICEF South Africa ( email )

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Sudhanshu Handa

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Public Policy ( email )

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Natalia Winder Rossi

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Jennifer Yablonski

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