2017 Transfer Project Workshop Presentations

Day 1

Session 1: Welcome and setting the scene

Overview and objectives of the workshop. Benjamin Davis, FAO Strategic Programme Leader, Reducing Rural Poverty and Ashu Handa, UNC

Session 2: Icebreaker

Who wants to be a Transfer Project Millionaire? Moderators: Tayllor Spadafora, UNICEF Ghana and Benjamin Sivasima, UNICEF WCARO

Session 3: Book launch/ Mythbusters

From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ashu Handa, UNC; Benjamin Davis, FAO; Natalia Winder Rossi, FAO; Jennifer Yablonski, UNICEF

Session 4: Productive impacts, livelihoods and resiliency

Evaluation of Senegal’s Programme National des Bourses de Sécurité Familiale (PNBSF). Introduction: Government of Senegal; Presentation via Skype: Marie Thoreux, IRAM- Institut de recherches et d'applications des méthodes de développement

Integrating simulation and experimental approaches to evaluate impacts of SCTs: Evidence from Lesotho. Benjamin Davis, FAO

Unconditional cash transfer and household resilience Results from the Malawi Cash Transfer Program. Frank Otchere, UNC

Session 5: Cash plus - system linkages (presentations + interactive roundtable)

Cash plus overview. Tia Palermo, UNICEF Innocenti and Jennifer Yablonski, UNICEF 

Strengthening coherence between agricultural production and social protection in Malawi. Justin Kagin, Independent Consultant

Talk show: On-going (Ethiopia) and proposed plans (Mozambique, Tanzania, Indonesia, Zimbabwe)

Session 6: Poster session

Day 2

Session 7a: Health, food security and nutrition

The impact of unconditional cash transfer on health status and health-seeking behaviour in Africa. Jacob Novignon, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Transfer Project Fellow

Impact of cash transfer programs on food security and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-country analysis. Silvio Daidone, FAO

Cash transfers and nutrition: Evidence from Mali’s Jigisémèjiri program. Melissa Hidrobo, IFPRI- International Food Policy Research Institute

Session 7b: Regional response to shocks and crises

Pamela Dale and Lisa Hjelm, UNICEF ESARO; Richard Morgan, Save the Children

Session 8a: Children's education, labour and productive activities

In-depth findings on child labour in Malawi. Jacob de Hoop, UNICEF Innocenti

Cash transfers, family structure and human capital accumulation in Southern Africa Experimental evidence from Lesotho, Malawi, and Zambia. Ramaele Moshoeshoe, National University of Lesotho and Transfer Project Fellow

Gender differences in child investment behaviour among agricultural households: Evidence from the Lesotho Child Grants Programme. Ana Paula De la O Campos and Silvio Daidone, FAO

Session 8b: Authonomisation des familles beneficiaries … quelle strategie pour le PNBSF?

Government of Senegal: Pape Malick Gningue, Coordonnateur du programme National de Bourses de Sécurité Familial and Ousmane Ka, Ministry of Family, Women and Children

Session 9a: New thinking on social cash transfers and poverty: Urban populations and the limits of PMTs

Targeting households and individuals Assessing current methods. Dominique van de Walle, World Bank

Quantitative livelihood profile analysis of rural households in Zambia. Mitelo Subakanya, IAPRI

Hybrid approaches to targeting Experiences in Zambia. Daniel Kumitz, UNICEF Zambia and Kennedy Mumba, Government of Zambia, Chief of Social Welfare

Social protection and urban settings. Jose Cuesta, UNICEF Innocenti and Tayllor Spadafora, UNICEF Ghana

Session 9b: Designing child sensitive social protection systems and providing rigorous evidence

“Theory of Change Revision”: Using Cash to respond to Violence Against Children and to Welfare Needs of Families. Leon Muwoni, UNICEF Zimbabwe

Randomized Ethics? Child grants, RCT and the “Murphy’s Law”. Andrea Rossi, UNICEF Mozambique

Session 10a: Emerging work in fragile context

Evaluating cash transfer programs in emergencies: Lessons from Madagascar. Gaby Guerrero, UNICEF Madagascar

UNICEF DRC cash transfer study (AIR – American Institutes for Research, qualitative component). David Seidenfeld, AIR

CASH+ REOWA-FAO: CASH+ in the Sahel: challenges in evaluating cash+ in fragile contexts. Giulio Franco and Rama Leclerc, FAO REOWA

Session 10b: Using the evidence to bust the myths: Advocacy and communication for social protection

Tayllor Spadafora, UNICEF Ghana and Richard Morgan, Save the Children

Session 11: Small group discussion on topics arising

Day 3

Session 12: Innovative work and unpacking pathways

Cash versus in-kind and electronic payments in Niger. Jenny Aker, Tufts University

Poverty, mental health and intimate partner violence. Jeremy Shapiro, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Unconditional cash transfer program and child multidimensional poverty: Evidence from Malawi. Idrissa Ouili, University of Ouagadougou and Transfer Project Fellow

New ideas on decision-making under poverty and scarcity. Ashu Handa, UNC

Session 13: Donor & Government panel: Takeaways from the workshop and priority research questions going forward

Session 14: Closing and next steps