1) Special series: Impact of Cash Transfer Programmes in Africa
IPC-IG and The Transfer Project are launching a series of One Pagers aiming at presenting an overview of recent impact evaluations on social cash transfers in Africa:
Evaluating The Impact of Cash Transfer Programmes In Sub-Saharan Africa
By Benjamin Davis, FAO; Marie Gaarder, NORAD; Sudhanshu Handa, Unc and Jenn Yablonski, UNICEF
One Pager # 146
Does the Unconditional Kenya’s Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children have Impacts on Schooling?
by Kenya CT-OVC Evaluation Team
One Pager # 147
Does Community-Based Targeting Really Work in Cash Transfer Programmes in Africa?
by Nicola Hypher, SCUK and Fabio Veras, IPC-IG
One Pager # 148
Do Unconditional Social Cash Transfer Schemes Have Productive Impacts in Malawi?
by Katia Covarrubias and Benjamin Davis, FAO and Paul Winters, American University
One Pager # 149
Simulating the Impacts of Rural Social Cash Transfers and Farmer’s Subsidies in Malawi and Ghana
by Mateusz Filipski and J. Edward Taylor, UC Davis
One Pager # 150
Do Cash Transfers Change Household Consumption Preferences? – Evidence from an Unconditional Cash Transfer in Kenya
by Kenya CT-OVC Evaluation Team
One Pager # 151
2) Bolsa Família, its Design, its Impacts and Possibilities for the Future
By Sergei Soares, Ipea
It seems that many elementary facts about Bolsa Família are still relatively unknown to audiences
beyond (some) Brazilian policymakers and government officials. How did the programme
come about? What exactly was the Lula government’s role in its creation? What impact has
it had on poverty, inequality, education, health and labour supply? Did it have any significant
political effects? What are its contradictions and possibilities for the future? This paper try to answer all these questions.
Working Paper #89
Summary version: One Pager #137
3) Poverty, Inequality and Social Policies in Brazil, 1995-2009
By Pedro H. G. Ferreira de Souza, Ipea
This paper provides an overview
of recent poverty reduction trends in Brazil and discusses the role played by four major government interventions:
public education, the minimum wage law, Social Security pensions and Social Assistance
Working Paper #87
Summary version: One Pager # 135
4) The Impact of the Bolsa Família Programme on Beneficiaries’ Fertility
By Bruna Signorini and Bernardo Queiroz, IPC-IG
The possible impact on fertility behaviour has drawn very little attention from researchers, despite being one of the most popular criticisms against to Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) programmes. Do cash transfers affect a person’s fertility behaviour? Partner's corner
One Pager #
5) UNICEF launches its first-ever global Social Protection Strategic Framework
The document makes the case for child-sensitive social protection and argues for the expansion of inclusive, integrated social protection systems as an effective approach for achieving greater equity for children. Click here to download the Executive Summary.
6) Development from Below: Social Accountability in Natural Resource Management
Of particular focus in this Working Paper are the implications
for mineral-dependent economies of living in an increasingly resource-constrained world.
By Kishan Khoday, UNDP and Leisa Perch, IPC-IG
Working Paper #91
Summary version:One Pager #140
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