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Myth-busting? How research is refuting common perceptions about unconditional cash transfers

Myth-busting? How research is refuting common perceptions about unconditional cash transfers

Author(s)

Amber Peterman; Jennifer Yablonski; Silvio Daidone

 

Publication date: 2017-18

Publication series:
Innocenti Research Briefs

No. of pages: 4

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Abstract

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.

Available in:
English

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