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Qualitative research and analyses of the economic impacts of cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. Ethiopia country case study report

Resource Type: Publication
Published: 01/12/2014

This report forms one of a set of six country case studies that explore the impact of cash transfer programmes on household economic decision-making and the local economy in sub-Saharan Africa. The research is being carried out under the auspices of the From Protection to Production (PtoP) project, a four-year collaboration between UNICEF, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The PtoP is part of a larger effort, the Transfer Project – jointly implemented by UNICEF, Save the Children and the University of North Carolina – that supports the implementation of cash transfer evaluations in sub-Saharan Africa. The research is intended as a complement to other studies of cash transfer programmes that focus more on social indicators such as health and education outcomes. It therefore covers themes such as the extent to which cash transfers can help households to manage risk, overcome credit constraints, make productive investments and improve their access to markets, as well as their effect in stimulating local economies. This report reviews the Tigray Social Cash Transfer Pilot programme.