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 (NHIS).
FAO. Policy Brief: The Broad Range of Impacts of the LEAP Programme in Ghana. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy (2014) 4 pp.