The Cash Dividend: The Rise of Cash Transfer Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Garcia Marito and Charity M. T. Moore World Bank , 2012; ISBN: 9780821388976 Download publication

Report assimilating a range of evidence on the use of cash transfer programs. The report draws from a range of sources and programmes in different contexts to illustrate the current state of both conditional and non-conditional cash transfers, including some of the challenges to implementation and efficacy.

The STRIVE Consortium is engaged in several projects and plans for further research into cash transfers in Tanzania and South Africa. Its current study with STRIVE partner Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI) is an evaluation of whether cash transfers can reduce transactional sex among young women in rural South Africa. The mixed methods study is embedded in an existing random controlled trial of cash transfers to young girls and their families conditional on the young girls staying in school.

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