A girl and a small boy reach out to help balance each other as they walk along the rails of a railway track in Kibera, a slum area of Nairobi, the capital. Behind them are homes constructed of caked mud and rusting sheet metal. Most residents live in crowded one-room, dirt-floor shacks.
Collaborators from eight countries (Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe) will convene in Pratolino, Italy to discuss their country case studies and write preliminary drafts of their chapters.
The edited book will contain a chapter on each country describing the cash transfer program and its political evolution, the methodology of the evaluation, and the main results.
Two summary chapters, one on impacts and the other on political economy, will tie together the country level analysis and highlight the important contributions to global knowledge, as well as the policy and programming implications.
The Transfer Project is a multi-country learning initiative on the impacts of cash transfer programs in sub-Saharan Africa. .