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The Transfer Project is a thought leader on cash transfers in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. Click on a country for a more detailed description and our related research in that country.



Social Cash Transfer Pilot Programme

Goal: improve the quality of life of orphans and vulnerable children, elderly and persons with disabilities and to enhance their access to basic services such as healthcare and education

Integrated Basic Social Services with Social Cash Transfer

An integral part of Ethiopia’s flagship Social Protection programme – Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP). Using an integrated social protection approach, the programme includes a Case Management System, which links clients of the PSNP to essential Maternal and Child Health services as a softy condition of receiving the monthly PSNP cash transfer


Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty

LEAP provides a bi-monthly cash transfers and fee waivers for enrollment into the National Health Insurance Scheme to extremely poor households across Ghana to alleviate short-term poverty and encourage long term human capital development

Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty 1000

An expansion of LEAP to include households with pregnant women and infants. Goal: targeting children in the first 1000 days of their life to improve child nutritional status and reduce stunting


Kenya Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Provides regular cash transfers to ultra-poor households living with OVC to encourage fostering and retention of children and to promote their human capital development


Lebanon No Lost Generation / Min Ila

Min Ila is a safety net programme for children displaced by the crisis in Syria. Goals: reduce reliance on negative coping strategies harmful to children (e.g. early marriage, child labour) and help households invest in the human capital development of children


Child Grants Programme

The CGP is an unconditional cash transfer to poor and vulnerable households. Goal: improve the living standards of Orphan and Vulnerable Children through better nutrition and health status and increase school enrollment

Sustainable Poverty Reduction through Government Service Support

SPRINGS is a comprehensive livelihood programme which provides support via: community-based savings and lending groups; homestead gardening; nutrition training; training on market access; Citizen Services Outreach Days


Madagascar Let Us Learn

The LUL us a cash supplement to households complementing the Transfer for Human Development, specifically to support the continue enrollment and transition to secondary school of children 11-18 years


Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme

An unconditional transfer targeted to ultra-poor and labour-constrained households. Goals: reduce poverty and hunger, increase school enrollment

South Africa

South Africa Child Support Grant

The largest social protection programme in Africa, the CSG provides unconditional cash transfers to children living in households below a poverty threshold


Tanzania Productive Social Safety Net

Provides regular cash payments, including an unconditional base transfer and additional amounts conditional on health check-ups and children’s school attendance. Additional components: livelihood training and support. Public Works Program to supplement household incomes during the lean season


Child Grant Programme

This programme (2010-2014) was an unconditional bi-monthly transfer to mothers of children aged 0-5 implemented in three districts with the highest rates of mortality, morbidity, stunting, and wasting among children under age five. Goal: reduce extreme poverty and the intergenerational transfer of poverty

Multiple Categorical Targeting Grant

This programme (2011-2014) was an unconditional bi-monthly transfer to labor constrained and vulnerable households implemented in two remote Zambian districts with some of the highest rates of extreme poverty in the country


Zimbabwe Harmonised Social Cash Transfer Programme

An unconditional cash transfer program targeted to ultra-poor households who are labour constrained. Goals: increase beneficiary households’ consumption to a level above the food poverty line, reduce the number of ultra-poor households, help beneficiaries avoid risky coping strategies