Latest Publications

Bhalla G. (2018). Zimbabwe’s Harmonized Cash Transfer Programme improves food security and reduces reliance on food gifts. Innocenti Research Brief 2018-18. UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence, Italy.

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.

Pereira A. (2016). Prevention, protection, and production: Evidence from the Zambian child grant programme. Transfer Project Research Brief 2016-07. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Hjelm L. (2016). The impact of cash transfers on food security. Transfer Project Research Brief 2016-01. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Abdoulayi Sara and Brugh K. (2015). Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme Impact Evaluation: Community Perceptions of Poverty and Wellbeing. Transfer Project Research Brief 2015-08. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Davis B and Handa S. (2014). The broad range of cash transfer impacts in sub-Saharan Africa: Consumption, Human Capital and Productive Activity. Transfer Project Research Brief. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

FAO (2014). The impacts of the Social Cash Transfer Pilot Programme on community dynamics in Tigray, Ethiopia. Food and Agriculture of the United Nations, Rome Italy.

FAO (2014). Impacts of the Social Cash Transfer Pilot Programme (SCTPP) on the local economy in Ethiopia. Food and Agriculture of the United Nations, Rome Italy.

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

Kenya CT-OVC Evaluation Team. (2012). Do Cash Transfers Change Household Consumption Preferences? – Evidence from an Unconditional Cash Transfer in Kenya. IPC-UNDP Research Brief.

Bhalla G, Hnda S, Angeles G and Seidenfeld D. (2018). The effect of cash transfers and household vulnerability on food security in Zimbabwe. Food Policy, 74: 82-99.

Brugh K, Angeles G, Mvula P, Tsoka M and Handa S. (2017). Impacts of the Malawi social cash transfer program on household food and nutrition security. Food Policy0: 1-14.

Pace N, Daidone S, Davis B, Handa S, Knowles H and Pickmans R. (2017). One plus one can be greater than two: evaluating synergies of development programmes in MalawiJournal of Development studies0: 1-38.

Prifti E, Daidone S and Miguelez B. (2017). Impact of increases in food prices on consumer welfare in Lesotho. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 12(1): 52-61.

Prifti E, Estruch E, Daidone S, Davids B, Van Ufford P, Michelo S, Handa S, Seidenfeld D and Tembo G. (2017). Learning about labour impacts of cash transfers in ZambiaJournal of African Economies: 1-10.

Tiwari S, Daidone S, Ruvalcaba MA, Prifti E, Handa S, Davis B, Niang O, Pellerano L, Quarles van Ufford P and Seidenfeld D. (2016). Impact of cash transfer programs on food security and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-country analysisGlobal Food Security, 11: 72-83.

Abay K and Hirvonen K. (2016). Does Market Access Mitigate the Impact of Seasonality on Child Growth? Panel Data Evidence from Northern EthiopiaThe Journal of Development Studies: 1414-1429.

Handa S, Martorano B, Halpern C, Pettifor A and Thirumurthy H. (2016). Time Discounting and Credit Constraints in a Large Scale Cash Transfer Program, Journal of African Economies25(3): 367-387.

Daidone S, Ruvalcaba MA, Prifti E, Handa S, Davis B, Niang O, Pellerano L, Quarles van Ufford P and Seidenfeld D. (2016). Impact of cash transfer programs on food security and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-country analysisGlobal Food Security, 11: 72-83.

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

Daidone S, Pellerano L, Handa S and Davis B. (2015). Is Graduation from Social Safety Nets Possible? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa, IDS Bulletin, 46(2): 93–102.

Filipski MJ, Taylor JE, Thome KE and Davis B. (2015). Effects of treatment beyond the treated: a general equilibrium impact evaluation of Lesotho's cash grants programAgricultural Economics, 46(2): 139–280.

Asfaw S, Davis B, Dewbre J, Handa S and Winters P. (2014). Cash transfer programme, productive activities and labour supply: Evidence from randomized experiment in KenyaJournal of Development Studies50(8): 1172-1196.

Boone R, Covarrubias K, Davis B and Winters P. (2013). Cash transfer programs and agricultural production: the case of MalawiAgricultural Economics, 44(3): 365–378.

The Kenya CT-OVC Evaluation Team. (2012). The impact of the Kenya Cash Transfer Program for Orphans and Vulnerable Children on household spendingJournal of Development Effectiveness 4(1): 9-37.

Covarrubias K. (2012). From protection to production: productive impacts of the Malawi Social Cash Transfer schemeJournal of Development Effectiveness 4(1): 50-77.

Carraro A and Ferrone L. (2019). Feed Thy Neighbour: how Social Ties shape Spillover Effects of Cash Transfers on Food Security and Nutrition. Working Paper N.21/2019, DISEI, Universit`a degli Studi di Firenze.

Devereux S, Abdulai A-G, Cuesta J, Gupte J, Ragno LP, Roelen K, Sabates-Wheeler R, Spadafora T. (2018). Can social assistance (with a child lens) help in reducing urban poverty in Ghana? Evidence, challenges and the way forward. Innocenti Working Papers no. 2018-16, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti. Florence, Italy.

Bhalla G, Handa S, Angeles G and Seidenfeld D. (2016). The Effect of Cash Transfers and Household Vulnerability on Food Insecurity in ZimbabweInnocenti Working Papers no. 2016-22, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence.

Handa S, Natali L, Seidenfeld D, Tembo G and Davis B. (2016). Can Unconditional Cash Transfers Lead to Sustainable Poverty Reduction? Evidence from two government-led programmes in ZambiaInnocenti Working Papers no. 2016-21, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence.

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

Agricultural transformation to reduce poverty and hunger: An innovative approach. Massimiliano Terzini (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), July 2017.

Food for thought on measuring child food insecurity. Audrey Pereira (UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti), December 2016.

What is the role of cash transfer programmes in achieving zero hunger in sub-Saharan Africa? Lisa Hjelm (UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti), February 2016.

Time to bring on reinforcements to end hunger: Social Protection? Natalia Winder Rossi, Maria Angelita Ruvalcaba, and Joan Matji, (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), October 2015.

Cash transfers for climate-resilient development. Kathleen Lawlor (University of North Carolina at Asheville), September 2015.

Dependency is dead! Ben Davis (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), September 2015.

Thinking longer term. John Maluccio (Middlebury College), August 2015.

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