Qualitative Research and Analyses of the Economic Impacts of Cash Transfer Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lesotho Country Case Study

Abstract

This report presents analysis and findings from a qualitative research case study conducted in April and May 2013 in Lesotho, the fourth of a six-country study of the economic impact of cash transfer programmes in Sub Saharan Africa. The Child Grants Programme (CGP) is an unconditional cash transfer programme targeting poor and vulnerable households in Lesotho and is run by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) with financial support from the European Commission and technical support from UNICEF-Lesotho. It began in April 2009 and provides a regular transfer of M3601 (USD 36) every quarter to poor households with children. The households are selected through a combination of a Proxy Means Test (PMT) and community validation. The research study examined the impact of the cash transfer in three interrelated areas: household economy, local economy and social networks.

Citation

Oxford Policy Management. Qualitative Research and Analyses of the Economic Impacts of Cash Transfer Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lesotho Country Case Study. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy (2014) v + 83 pp.

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