RECENT NEWS & ACTIVITIES
- Fisher E, Attah R, Barca V, O'Brien C, Brook S, Holland J, Kardan A, Pavanello S and Pozarny P. (2017). The livelihood impacts of cash transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Beneficiary perspectives from six countries. World Development (in press).
- Heinrich C, Hoddinott J and Samson M. (2017). Reducing adolescent risky behaviors in a high-risk context: The effects of unconditional cash transfers in South Africa. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 65 (4).
- Huang C, Singh K, Handa S, Halpern C, Pettifor A and Thirumurthy H. (2017). Investments in children’s health and the Kenyan cash transfer for orphans and vulnerable children: Evidence from an unconditional cash transfer scheme. Health Policy and Planning: 1-13.
- Peterman A, Neijhoft A, Cook S and Palermo T. (2017). Understanding the linkages between social safety nets and childhood violence: A review of the evidence from low- and middle-income countries. Health Policy and Planning: 1-23.
- Prifti E, Daidone S and Miguelez B. (2017). Impact of food prices increases on consumer welfare in Lesotho. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 12 (1): 52-61.
Working Papers & Reports
- Myth-busting? Confronting six common perceptions about unconditional cash transfers as a poverty reduction strategy in Africa
- Child malnutrition, consumption growth, maternal care and price shocks: New evidence from northern Ghana
- Combined effects and synergies between agricultural and social protection interventions: What is the evidence so far?
- Cross country report on the household and individual-level economic impacts of cash transfer programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Effects of public policy on child labor: Current knowledge, gaps, and implications for program design
Conferences & Presentations
- Jenn Yablonski (UNICEF HQ) and Tia Palermo (UNICEF Innocenti) presented a webinar titled “Evidence of cash transfers on youth transitions to adulthood in Sub-Saharan Africa” to USAID missions in Eastern and Southern Africa, highlighting Transfer Project work examining the potential for cash to facilitate safe transitions to adulthood and new initiatives around cash plus in the region (Online, June 28).
- Ashu Handa (UNC) presented at the Western Economics Association 92nd Annual Conference, "Can cash transfers lead to sustained poverty reduction? Evidence from Zambia" (San Diego, California; June 25-29).
- Ervin Prifti and Noemi Pace (FAO) presented at The Annual Bank Conference on Africa: The Challenges and Opportunities of Transforming African Agriculture (Berkeley, California; June 1-2):
- The first FAO Social Protection Technical Network webinar, moderated by Marco Knowles, was on the topic Strengthening coherence between agriculture and social protection: learning from the experiences of Lesotho and Rwanda (Online, May 18).
- A workshop was held in Ghana to launch the findings from the third round of a quantitative impact evaluation of the LEAP programme and midline qualitative findings from an impact evaluation of the LEAP 1000 programme. There were over 50 participants in attendance, including government, researchers and development partners (Akosombo, Ghana; May 9-10).
- Leah Prencipe (UNICEF Innocenti) presented on HIV-sensitive social protection using cash studies on youth impacts from the Transfer Project in a webinar organized by UNICEF ESARO (Online, May 8).
Call for Papers: Social protection in contexts of fragility & forced displacement
This call for papers aims to assemble high quality papers that will increase our understanding of: 1) the role of social protection in fragile contexts and settings of forced displacement and migration; and 2) synergies across the humanitarian and development divide in both contexts. The aim is to assemble 8 - 10 papers of sufficient quality to be jointly submitted for a special issue to the Journal of Development Studies, or featured in an edited book.
Upcoming deadline to submit extended abstract to Guest Editors (proposed length of 1,000 words) by email: firstname.lastname@example.org - 15 July 2017
LATEST BLOGS, INTERVIEWS & OP-EDs
- Interrogating the evidence: The potential for social safety nets to reduce childhood violence. Amber Peterman (UNICEF Innocenti) and Naomi Neijhoft (UNICEF Mozambique), May 2017
- Maximizing cash: Bringing researchers, policymakers and implementers together for the future of social protection in Africa. Michelle Mills (UNICEF Innocenti), May 2017
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