This report presents analysis and findings from a qualitative research case study conducted in October 2012 in Zimbabwe, the third of a sixcountry study of the economic impact of cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. The Harmonised Social Cash Transfer (HSCT) was introduced in 2011 by the Ministry of Labour and Social Services (MoLSS) to “strengthen purchasing power of 55 000 ultra-poor households who are labour constrained through cash transfer”. During phase 1 of the programme (from 2011 to 2012) 10 districts were targeted for HSCT coverage. In total, 236 458 households were surveyed and 18 637 households were identified as labour constrained and food poor. The research focuses on this stage. The research study examined the impact of the cash transfer in three interrelated areas: household economy, local economy and social networks.
Oxford Policy Management. Qualitative Research and Analyses of the Economic Impacts of Cash Transfer Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa - Zimbabwe Country Case Study. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy (2013) iv + 73 pp.