The Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme provides
cash transfers to extremely poor households with the goal of alleviating
short-term poverty and encouraging long-term human capital development.
LEAP eligibility is based on poverty and having a household member in at
least one of three demographic categories: having orphans or vulnerable
children, elderly poor, or person with extreme disability unable to
work. A unique feature of LEAP is that beneficiaries are also provided
free health insurance through the National Health Insurance Scheme
This brief is based on data collected during qualitative fieldwork in
April 2012, which was part of a two-year quasi experimental evaluation
of the LEAP programme. A sampling strategy based on regional
characteristics and community market integration followed a four stage
process, including selection of provinces, districts, locations and
sub-locations. The sampled districts were Komenda in Central Region and
Tolon Kumbungu in Northern Region. The study was carried out with focus
groups and in-depth key informant interviews using participatory
methods. A range of selected tools was employed, including social
mapping and livelihood analysis, institutional analysis (Venn diagrams)
and household income and expenditure analysis. Household case studies
were also conducted.
FAO. Impacts of the LEAP Programme on Community Dynamics in Ghana. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy (2013) 2 pp.