Qualitative research and analyses of the economic impacts of cash transfer programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Qualitative research and analyses of the economic impacts of cash transfer programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

This report synthesizes the analysis and findings of a set of six country case studies that explore the impact of cash transfer (CT) programmes on household economic decision-making and the local economy in sub-Saharan Africa.

The study seeks to understand the impact of CT programmes in three interrelated areas:

  • Household economy, i.e. the activities surrounding decisions on how to distribute resources within a beneficiary household.
  • Local economy, i.e. the economic activities– the production and exchange of goods and services – beyond the beneficiary household, in the beneficiaries' communities.
  • Social networks, specifically risk-sharing arrangements underpinned by social capital, and the contribution of beneficiaries to local decision-making processes.
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