This paper presents a methodology to understand the full impact of cash transfers on local economies, including on the production activities of both beneficiary and non-beneficiary groups; how these effects change when programs are scaled up to larger regions; and why these effects happen. All of these are important for designing projects and explaining their likely impacts to governments and other sponsoring agencies.
Taylor, J.E. A Methodology for Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation (LEWIE) of Cash Transfers. (2012) 49 pp.