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Linking cash transfer programmes to complementary interventions and existing services can boost the impacts of cash for more transformative outcomes on the lives of programme paticipants. These integrated social protection initiatives, or 'Cash plus' programmes, range from behaviour change communication to facilitating enrollment in health insurance schemes, and more.

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Type Title Country(s) Year Citation
Journal Article Urban cash transfers and poverty in Ghana Ghana 2021

Cuesta, J., & Danquah, M. (2021). Urban cash transfers and poverty in GhanaReview of Development Economics001-23https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12817

Infographic Cash Transfers vs Cash Plus: How Does 'Cash Plus' Work?

Cash Transfers vs Cash Plus: How Does ‘Cash Plus’ Work?

Podcast Tia Palermo (UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti) on'Cash Plus' for adolescents in Tanzania: How it started, where it's going, and why research matters Tanzania Tia Palermo (UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti) on'Cash Plus' for adolescents in Tanzania: How it started, where it's going, and why research matters
Report LEAP 1000 Baseline Evaluation Report (2016) Ghana 2016 LEAP 1000 Baseline Evaluation Report (2016)
Report Participant experiences with Tanzania's Productive Social Safety Net 2019 Payment Delays Tanzania 2019 Participant experiences with Tanzania's Productive Social Safety Net 2019 Payment Delays
Report A Cash Plus Model for Safe Transitions to a Healthy and Productive Adulthood Midline Report (2020) 2020 A Cash Plus Model for Safe Transitions to a Healthy and Productive Adulthood Midline Report (2020)
Report A Cash Plus Model for Safe Transitions to a Healthy and Productive Adulthood, Tanzania: Baseline Report (2018) Tanzania 2018 A Cash Plus Model for Safe Transitions to a Healthy and Productive Adulthood, Tanzania: Baseline Report (2018)
Report Production choices and nutrition related implications in Ethiopia: Baseline report on the IN SCT Pilot Programme (2018) Ethiopia 2018 Production choices and nutrition related implications in Ethiopia: Baseline report on the IN SCT Pilot Programme (2018)
Report Evaluation of the UNICEF Social Cash Transfers Pilot in SNNPR, Ethiopia: Midline Report (2017) Ethiopia 2017 Evaluation of the UNICEF Social Cash Transfers Pilot in SNNPR, Ethiopia: Midline Report (2017)
Report Cash 'plus' - Integrated Nutrition and Social Cash Transfer (IN-SCT) Pilot in Ethiopia: perceptions and feedback from clients and service providers (2017) Ethiopia 2017 Cash 'plus' - Integrated Nutrition and Social Cash Transfer (IN-SCT) Pilot in Ethiopia: perceptions and feedback from clients and service providers (2017)
Brief Roelen K, Prencipe L and Palermo T. (2018).'Cash plus': Linking cash transfers to services and sectors.Innocenti Research Brief 2018-19. UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence, Italy. 2018 Roelen K, Prencipe L and Palermo T. (2018).'Cash plus': Linking cash transfers to services and sectors.Innocenti Research Brief 2018-19. UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence, Italy.
Brief Tanzania Cash Plus Evaluation Team. Cash Plus: An Adolescent Livelihood, Health and Well-being Intervention as part of Tanzania's Productive Social Safety Net Programme. Innocenti Project Brief. UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence, Italy. Tanzania 2018 Tanzania Cash Plus Evaluation Team. Cash Plus: An Adolescent Livelihood, Health and Well-being Intervention as part of Tanzania's Productive Social Safety Net Programme. Innocenti Project Brief. UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence, Italy.
Brief Mills M and Barrington C. (2016).Utilizing Qualitative Methods in the Ghana LEAP 1000 Impact Evaluation,Methodological Briefsno. 2016-02, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence. Ghana 2016 Mills M and Barrington C. (2016).Utilizing Qualitative Methods in the Ghana LEAP 1000 Impact Evaluation,Methodological Briefsno. 2016-02, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence.
Brief Ghana LEAP 1000 Impact Evaluation: Overview of Study Design Ghana 2016

de Groot R. (2016). Ghana LEAP 1000 Impact Evaluation: Overview of Study Design,Methodological Briefsno. 2016-01, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Florence.

Brief Ghana LEAP 1000 impact evaluation: Analysis of transfer size and estimated impacts Ghana 2016

de Groot R and Handa S. (2016). Ghana LEAP 1000 impact evaluation: Analysis of transfer size and estimated impacts.Transfer Project Research Brief 2016-11. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Working and Position Papers Roelen K, Devereux S, Abdulai A, Martorana B, Palermo T, Ragno LP. (2017) How to Make 'Cash Plus' Work: Linking Cash Transfers to Services and Sectors. Innocenti Working Papers no. 2017-10, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence. 2017 Roelen K, Devereux S, Abdulai A, Martorana B, Palermo T, Ragno LP. (2017) How to Make 'Cash Plus' Work: Linking Cash Transfers to Services and Sectors. Innocenti Working Papers no. 2017-10, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence.
Blog When Cash Alone is Not Enough: the transformative power of Cash Plus programmes, UNICEF Innocenti, May 2018 2018 When Cash Alone is Not Enough: the transformative power of Cash Plus programmes, UNICEF Innocenti, May 2018
Video What is Cash Plus? 2020 What is Cash Plus?
Video What difference does Cash Plus make? 2020 What difference does Cash Plus make?
Video The CASH Plus Model: Improving adolescent wellbeing with evidence 2019 The CASH Plus Model: Improving adolescent wellbeing with evidence
Video Cash Transfers for Mother Baby Health in Ghana Ghana 2016 Cash Transfers for Mother Baby Health in Ghana
Video Tia Palermo on Leveraging Cash Transfers to Reduce IPV Ghana 2019 Tia Palermo on Leveraging Cash Transfers to Reduce IPV
Multimedia Tanzania: Cash Plus Theory of Change Tanzania Tanzania: Cash Plus Theory of Change
Multimedia How does 'cash plus' work? How does 'cash plus' work?
Multimedia Child Grant: Programme and Evaluation Framework Child Grant: Programme and Evaluation Framework
Journal Article Enhanced life distress inventory: Development and validation in two African countries Tanzania 2020

Palermo T, Hall J. B, & Cirillo C on behalf of the Tanzania PSSN Youth Study Evaluation Team, Tanzania Adolescent Cash Plus Study Team, and Ghana LEAP 1000 Evaluation Team. (2020).Enhanced life distress inventory: Development and validation in two African countries,British Journal of Health Psychology,DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12448

Brief Impact of the United Republic of Tanzania's Productive Social Safety Net on Child Labour and Education Tanzania 2020

UNICEF Innocenti (2020).Impact of the United Republic of Tanzania’s Productive Social Safety Net on Child Labour and Education. UNICEF Innocenti, Florence, Italy.

Working and Position Paper Complementarities between social protection and health sector policies: evidence from productive safety net program in Ethiopia Ethiopia 2017

Hirvonen K, Bossuyt A and Pigois R. (2017). Complementarities between social protection and health sector policies: evidence from productive safety net program in Ethiopia. IFPRI Strategy Support Program Working Paper 112.

Brief Cash plus in practice: integrating nutrition and access to services in the PSNP in Ethiopia Ethiopia 2017

UNICEF. (2017). Cash plus in practice: integrating nutrition and access to services in the PSNP in Ethiopia. UNICEF Ethiopia Brief. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Working and Position Paper Child malnutrition, consumption growth, maternal care and price shocks: new evidence from Northern Ghana Ghana 2017

de Groot R, Handa S, Ragno LP and Spadafora T. (2017). Child malnutrition, consumption growth, maternal care and price shocks: new evidence from Northern Ghana. Innocenti Working Papers no. 2017-01, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti. Florence, Italy.

Brief Ghana LEAP 1000 impact evaluation: Targeting effectiveness. Transfer Project Research Brief 2016-10 Ghana 2016

de Groot R and Handa S. (2016). Ghana LEAP 1000 impact evaluation: Targeting effectiveness. Transfer Project Research Brief 2016-10. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.