Latest Publications

Palermo T. (2016). Measurement of interpersonal violence in national social cash transfer evaluations. Transfer Project Research Brief 2016-05. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Pereira A and Peterman A. (2015). Social cash transfers, early pregnancy and marriage in the Kenyan national cash transfer programme. UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti Research Brief, Florence.

The Transfer Project Team. (2013).  Kenya Cash Transfer Program Delays Sexual Debut Among Young People Age 15-25. Transfer Project Research Brief 2013-03. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Dake F, Natali L, Angeles G, de Hoop J, Handa S and Peterman A on behalf of the Malawi Cash Transfer Evaluation Team and the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team. (2018). Cash Transfers, Early Marriage, and Fertility in Malawi and Zambia.Studies in Family Planning, 49(4): 295-317.

Buller AM, Peterman A, Ranganathan M, Bleile A, Hidrobo M and Heise L. (2018). A mixed-method review of cash transfers and intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countriesThe World Bank Research Observer, 33(2).

de Groot R, Yiryele Kuunyem M and Palermo T on behalf of the Ghana LEAP 1000 Evaluation Team. (2018). Child marriage and associated outcomes in Northern Ghana: a cross-sectional studyBMC Public Health,18(285).

Peterman A, Palermo T, Handa S and Seidenfeld D on behalf of the Zambia Child Grant Program Evaluation Team. (2017). List randomization for soliciting experience of intimate partner violence: Application to the evaluation of Zambia’s unconditional child grant program. Health Economics0: 1-7.

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, 99: 299-319.

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.

Bonilla J, Zarzur RC, Handa S, Nowlin C, Peterman A, Ring H and Seidenfeld D on behalf of the CGP Evaluation Team. (2017). Cash for Women’s Empowerment? A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Government of Zambia’s Child Grant Programme. World Development, 95: 55-72.

Rock A, Barrington C, Abdoulayi S, Tsoka M, Mvula P and Handa S. (2016). Social networks, social participation, and health among youth living in extreme poverty in rural MalawiSocial Science & Medicine, 170: 55–62.

Palermo T, Handa S, Peterman A, Prencipe L and Seidenfeld D, on behalf of the Zambia CGP Evaluation Team (2016). Unconditional government social cash transfer in Africa does not increase fertility, Journal of Population Economics, 29(4): 1083–1111

Handa S, Palermo T, Rosenberg M, Pettifor A, Tucker Halpern C and Thirumurthy H. (2016). How does a national poverty program influence sexual debut among Kenyan adolescents? Global Public Health, 5: 617-638.

Handa S, Peterman A, Huang C, Halpern C, Pettifor A and Thirumurthy H. (2015). Impact of the Kenya Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children on early pregnancy and marriage of adolescent girls, Social Science & Medicine141: 36-45.

Rosenberg M, Pettifor A, Thirumurthy H, Halpern CT and Handa S. (2014). The Impact of a National Poverty Reduction Program on the Characteristics of Sex Partners Among Kenyan AdolescentsAIDS and Behavior, 18(2): 311-316.

Buller AM, Peterman A, Ranganathan M, Bleile A, Hidrobo M and Heise l. (2018). A mixed-method review of cash transfers and intimate partner violence in low and middle income countries. Innocenti Working Paper 2018-02. UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti. Florence, Italy.

Nesbitt-Ahmed Z, Pozarny P and de la O Campos AP. (2017). Qualitative research on the impacts of social protection on rural women’s economic empowerment. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome.

Natali L, Handa S, Peterman A, Seidenfeld D & Tembo G on behalf of the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team (2016). Making money work: Unconditional cash transfers allow women to save and re-invest in rural Zambia, Innocenti Working Paper no. 2016-02, UNICEF Office of Research, Florence.

Bonilla J, Castro R, Handa S, Nowlin C, Peterman A, Reeves H, & D Seidenfeld on behalf of the CGP Evaluation Team (2016). “Cash for Women’s Empowerment? A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Government of Zambia’s Child Grant Programme.” Innocenti Working Paper No. 2016-01, UNICEF Office of Research, Florence.

Palermo T, Handa S, Peterman A, Prencipe L, & Seidenfeld D. for Zambia CGP Evaluation Team (2015). Unconditional Government Social Cash Transfer in Africa Does not Increase Fertility, Innocenti Working Paper No.2015-09, UNICEF Office of Research, Florence.

Handa S, Peterman A, Huang C, Halpern C, Pettifor A, and Thirumurthy, H. (2015). “Impact of the Kenya Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children on early pregnancy and marriage of adolescent girls". Social Science & Medicine, Sep; 141:36-45.

Handa S, Halpern C, Pettifor A, & Thirumurthy H, “The Government of Kenya's Cash Transfer Program Reduces the Risk of Sexual Debut Among Young People Age 15-25.” PLOS ONE 9(1):1-9, 2014.

Reducing intimate partner violence through cash transfers: the next research frontier. Angie Lee, (UNICEF Innocenti for IFPRI's blog) April 2019

Mind the gender gap: How can a gender-norm lens improve social protection outcomes for adolescents? Maja Gavrilovic and Tia Palermo (UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti), September 2018

Cash support: A new tool to decrease Intimate Partner Violence? Ana Maria Buller and Meghna Ranganathan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Amber Peterman (UNICEF Office of Research—Innocenti), September 2018

Measuring taboo topics: List randomization for research on gender-based violence. Amber Peterman and Tia Palermo (UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti), January 2018

When over 500 minds converge to prevent gender-based violence. Amber Peterman and Alina Potts (UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti), October 2017

New Systematic Review on Cash Transfers and Contraceptive Use—Good Research and Bad Advice? Tia Palermo (UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti) and Amanda Glassman (Center for Global Development), February 2017

Cash transfers: What’s gender got to do with it? Amber Peterman and Luisa Natali (UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti), Jennifer Yablonski (UNICEF Headquarters), May 2016

The Rwanda Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) public works and women’s empowerment. Pamela Pozarny (GSDRC at the University of Birmingham/ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations), April 2016.

Marriage, Fertility, and HIV Prevention: Have Our High Hopes for Cash Transfer Programmes and Adolescent Girls been Dashed? Tia Palermo (UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti), December 2015

Giving girls a chance Michelle Mills (UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti), August 2015

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

Young Women's Questionnaire (South Africa Evaluation)