Innocenti Research Briefs The Impact of Cash Transfers on Food Security AUTHOR(S) Lisa Hjelm Published: 2016 Innocenti Research Briefs Vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan African countries often face high levels of food insecurity which disproportionately affect households living in poverty and children are particularly at risk. This review of eight social cash transfer programme evaluations has shown that cash transfers have an impact on several different dimensions of food security. However, few evaluations include child-specific questions and to make stronger links between food security and nutrition status individual-level indicators are needed. Despite limitations, there is good evidence that cash transfers have a large impact on food security. + - Cite this publication | No. of pages: 5 | Thematic area: Child well-being, Health, Social Policies | Tags: food consumption, food expenditures, nutrition × COPY BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION Lisa Hjelm 2016 The Impact of Cash Transfers on Food Security. , pp. 5.