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What does the evidence say about common myths surrounding cash transfers

06 Oct 2017
Cash Transfers versus ideology
Six common misperceptions associated with cash transfers are investigated in a new research brief using data from eight rigorous evaluations of government unconditional cash transfer programmes across seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The evidence refutes each claim. Perpetuated in policy debates, these innacurate perceptions undermine well-being improvements and poverty reduction, in Africa and globally.