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Explore evidence on cash transfers, discover tools, analyze data & see the results.

The Transfer Project is a multi-country cash transfer research initiative. Established in 2008, the project is a collaborative network between UNICEF Innocenti, FAO, University of North Carolina, UNICEF Regional and Country Offices, national governments, and local research partners. The Transfer Project is a thought leader on cash transfers in Africa. We go beyond measuring typical economic outcomes to find out if and how cash transfers impact other aspects of people’s lives.

Recent Publications

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Exploring mechanisms linking cash plus programming and intimate partner violence in Ghana

This study explores how Ghana's LEAP 1000 cash plus programme influenced experiences of intimate partner violence.

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Do Conditional Cash Transfers Improve Mental Health?

This study examines the impacts of Tanzania’s government-run conditional cash transfer program on depressive symptoms of youth aged 14–28.

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More Evidence on the Impact of Government Social Protection in Sub Saharan Africa: Ghana, Malawi and Zimbabwe

46 countries in Africa have state-sponsored social protection. This paper presents evidence on the overall impacts of state-sponsored cash transfer programmes in three countries.