Myth-busting? How research is refuting common perceptions about unconditional cash transfers
Publication date: 2017-18
Innocenti Research Briefs
No. of pages: 4
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Six common perceptions associated with cash transfers are investigated using data from eight rigorous evaluations of government unconditional cash transfer programmes across seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The evidence refutes each claim. Used in policy debates, these perceptions undermine well-being improvements and poverty reduction, in Africa and globally.