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Child Malnutrition, Consumption Growth, Maternal Care and Price Shocks: New Evidence from Northern Ghana
Childhood malnutrition remains a significant global health concern. In order to implement effective policies to address the issue, it is crucial to first ...

Does Market Access Mitigate the Impact of Seasonality on Child Growth? Panel data evidence from northern Ethiopia
Seasonality in agricultural production continues to shape intra-annual food availability and prices in low-income countries. Using high-frequency panel ...

Myth-busting? Confronting Six Common Perceptions about Unconditional Cash Transfers as a Poverty Reduction Strategy in Africa
In this paper we summarize evidence on six perceptions associated with cash transfer programming, using eight rigorous evaluations conducted on large-scale ...

Unconditional Government Social Cash Transfers in Africa Do Not Increase Fertility: Issue Brief
A common perception surrounding the design and implementation of social cash transfers is that those targeted to families with young children will incentivize ...