Latest Publications

The Malawi Cash Transfer Evaluation Team. (2017). The importance of understanding and monitoring the effects of cash transfer programs on child labour and education: findings from Malawi. Transfer Project Research Brief 2017-05. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

The Malawi Cash Transfer Evaluation Team. (2017). Malawi's Social Cash Transfer Programme: A comprehensive summary of impacts. Transfer Project Research Brief 2017-03. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Natali L. (2017). The transformative impacts of unconditional cash transfers: evidence from two government programmes in Zambia. Innocenti Research Brief 2017-20. UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence, Italy.

Peterman A, Yablonski J and Daidone S. (2017). Myth-busting? How research is refuting common perceptions about unconditional cash transfers. Transfer Project Research Brief 2017-02. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

de Groot R. (2016). Ghana LEAP programme increases schooling outcomes. Transfer Project Research Brief 2016-04. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

de Groot R. (2015). Schooling impacts of Ghana’s LEAP programme. UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti Research Brief, Florence.

Brugh K, Kilburn K and Barrington C. (2015). Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme Impact Evaulation: Young Children and Adolescents at Baseline. Transfer Project Research Brief 2015-06. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Handa S and de Milliano M. (2015). The Impact of Social Cash Transfers on Schooling in Africa: An Update from the Transfer Project. Transfer Project Research Brief 2015-01. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Kenya CT-OVC Evaluation Team. (2012). Does the Unconditional Kenya’s Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children have Impacts on Schooling? IPC-UNDP Research Brief.

Covarrubias K, Davis B and Winters P. (2012). Do Unconditional Social Cash Transfer Schemes Have Productive Impacts in Malawi? IPC-UNDP Research Brief.

Sebastian A, la O Campos A. P, Daidone S, Pace N, Davis B, Niang O. and Pellerano L. (2019). Cash Transfers and Gender Differentials in Child Schooling and Labor: Evidence from the Lesotho Child Grants Programme. Population and Development Review.

Dammert AC, de Hoop J, Mvukiyehe E and Rosati FC. (2018). Effects of public policy on child labor: Current knowledge, gaps, and implications for program designWorld Development,110: 104 – 123.

Zietz S, de Hoop J and Handa S. (2018). The role of productive activities in the lives of adolescents: Photovoice evidence from Malawi. Children and Youth Services Review, 86: 246-255.

de Hoop J, Friedman J, Kandpal E and Rosati FC. (2018). Child Schooling and Child Work in the Presence of a Partial Education Subsidy. The Journal of Human Resources (In press).

Kilburn K, Handa S, Angeles G, Mvula P and Tsoka M. (2017). Short-term impacts of an unconditional cash transfer program on child schooling: Experimental evidence from Malawi. Economics of Education Review59: 63-80.

Handa S, Natali L, Seidenfeld D and Tembo G, on behalf of The Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team (2016). The impact of Zambia’s unconditional child grant on schooling and work: results from a large-scale social experiment, Journal of Development Effectiveness, 8(3).

Handa S, Seidenfeld D, David B, Tembo G and the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team. (2015). The Social and Economic Impacts of Zambia's Child Grant Program, Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, 35 (2): 357-387.

The Kenya CT-OVC Evaluation Team. (2012). The impact of Kenya's Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children on human capitalJournal of Development Effectiveness 4(1): 38-49.

de Hoop J, Friedman J, Kandpal E and Rosati F. (2017). Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 8182.

Dammert A, de Hoop J, Mvukiyehe E and Rosati F. (2017). Effects of public policy on child labour: Current knowledge, gaps, and implications for program designPolicy Research Working Paper 7999. World Bank, Washington DC.

Handa S, Natali L, Seidenfeld D, Tembo G and the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team. (2015). The Impact of Zambia’s Unconditional Child Grant on Schooling and Work: Results from a large-scale social experiment. Innocenti Working Papers no. 2015-01, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence.

Handa S, Seidenfeld D, Davis B, Tembo G and the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team (2014). Are Cash Transfers a Silver Bullet? Evidence from the Zambian Child Grant, Innocenti Working Papers No. 2014-08, UNICEF Office of Research, Florence.

No Lost Generation: Cash transfers for displaced Syrian children in Lebanon. Jacob de Hoop (UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti), June 2018.

Opening the black box: Cash transfers and post-intervention research. Luisa Natali (UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti), February 2018.

One instrument, many outcomes. J. Edward Taylor (University of California, Davis) April 2015.

Evidence from Africa shows cash transfers increase school enrolment Tia Palermo (UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti), February 2015.