Impacts of the LEAP Programme on the Local Economy in Ghana

Abstract

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 a person with extreme disability unable to work. A unique feature of LEAP is that beneficiaries are also provided with free health insurance through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Citation

FAO. Impacts of the LEAP Programme on the Local Economy in Ghana. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy (2013) 2 pp.

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