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

Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, and Jennifer Yablonski

Abstract

Impact evaluations must be embedded in the ongoing process of policy and programme design in order to be effective in influencing country policy. This is the primary lesson found in this book, which is based on the rigorous impact evaluations and country-case study analysis of government-run cash transfer programmes undertaken in eight sub-Saharan African countries (Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, and South Africa) evaluated as part of the Transfer Project and From Protection to Production Project. The impact evaluations employed mixed method approaches, including ra ... More

Keywords: cash transfers, social protection, sub-Saharan Africa, impact evaluation, Transfer Project

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198769446
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Davis, editor
Deputy Director, Agricultural Development Economics Division

Sudhanshu Handa, editor
Professor, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Chief, Social and Economic Policy, UNICEF Office of Research

Nicola Hypher, editor
Senior Social Protection Adviser, Save the Children

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Chapter 1 The Transfer Project, Cash Transfers, and Impact Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, and Jennifer Yablonski

Part I Designing the Cash Transfer Impact Evaluations

Chapter 2 The Political Economy of Cash Transfer Evaluations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Anna McCord, Natalia Winder Rossi, and Jennifer Yablonski

Chapter 5 Local Economy-Wide Impact Evaluation of Social Cash Transfer Programmes

J. Edward Taylor, Karen Thome, and Mateusz Filipski

Part II Assessment of Cash Transfer Programmes: Country Case Studies

Chapter 6 The Cash Transfer Programme for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Joanne Bosworth, Carlos Alviar, Luis Corral, Benjamin Davis, Daniel Musembi, Winnie Mwasiaji, Samuel Ochieng, Roger Pearson, Pamela Pozarny, Patrick Ward, and Will Wiseman

Chapter 7 Social Protection and the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme in Ghana

Luigi Peter Ragno, Sarah Hague, Sudhanshu Handa, Mawutor Ablo, Afua Twun-Danso, Lawrence Ofori-Addo, Carlos Alviar, Benjamin Davis, Pamela Pozarny, and Ramla Attah

Chapter 8 The Role of the Tigray Pilot Social Cash Transfer Programme and its Evaluation in the Evolution of the Tigray Social Protection Policy

Roger Pearson, Solomon Afaw, Angela Baschieri, Beyene Birru, Guush Berhane, Ted Chaiban, Benjamin Davis, Stephen Devereux, John Hoddinott, J. Hoel, J. Kagin, Natasha Ledlie, Heshe Lemma, Djanabou Mahonde, Remy Pigois, Pamela Pozarny, Keetie Roelen, Benjamin Schwab, Peter Salama, Ibrahim Sessay, Fredu Nega Tegebu, Yalem Tsegay, and Douglas Webb

Chapter 9 The Role of Impact Evaluation in the Evolution of Zambia’s Cash Transfer Programme

Paul Quarles van Ufford, Charlotte Harland, Stanfield Michelo, Gelson Tembo, Kelley Toole, and Denis Wood

Chapter 10 Zimbabwe

David Seidenfeld, Lovemore Dumba, Sudhanshu Handa, Leon Muwoni, Hannah Reeves, and Elayn Sammon

Chapter 11 Does Evidence Matter? Role of the Evaluation of the Child Grants Programme in the Consolidation of the Social Protection Sector in Lesotho

Luca Pellerano, Silvio Daidone, Benjamin Davis, Mohammad Farooq, Mariam Homayoun, Andrew Kardan, Malefetsane Masasa, Ousmane Niang, Bettina Ramirez, and Naquibullah Safi

Chapter 12 The Social Cash Transfer Programme of Malawi

Gustavo Angeles, Sara Abdoulayi, Clare Barrington, Sudhanshu Handa, Esmie Kainja, Peter Mvula, Harry Mwamlima, Maxton Tsoka, and Tayllor Spadafora

Chapter 13 The Impact of a Promise Realized

Michael Samson, Carolyn J. Heinrich, John Hoddinott, George Laryea-Adjei, Thabani Buthelezi, Lucie Cluver, Selwyn Jehoma, Maureen Mogotsi, Thilde Stevens, Ingrid van Niekerk, and Evelyne Nyokangi

Part III Synthesis of Results

Chapter 14 Conclusions and Policy Implications for Cash Transfer Programmes

Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, and Jennifer Yablonski

End Matter