Tier 2 was a pilot group of households that received support from the CLP despite having incomes above the extreme poverty line. These households received a lower-value package of support than Tier 1. This briefing summarises the report of a study conducted:
- To explore if there were differences in incomes between Tier 1 (households that meet the standard CLP criteria), and Tier 2 based on a 12 month income recall, where consumption value is included as income.
- To determine if Tier 2 was justified and should be scaled up.
- To explore the asset-income relationship by assessing whether sharecropping of land is a profitable practice (as Tier 2 selection criteria allows sharecropping).
- To understand why households become involved in sharecropping, and what the barriers to entry are.
Blackie, R.; Kenward, S.; Rafiqul Islam; Zahangir Alam. Briefing - The Tier 2 Pilot: Reviewing the Decision not to Scale Up and Exploring the Relationship Between Sharecropping & Income. (2011) 4 pp.