Cash-plus: Poverty Impacts of Alternative Transfer-based Approaches

From 2014 to 2015 a Ugandan nonprofit organization implemented an alternative poverty alleviation approach, the Village Enterprise program. This experimental intervention covered two regions – one in Western Uganda (Hoima District) and another in Eastern Uganda (Amuria, Katakwi, and Ngora districts) with a 5,264 study population at the endline. The study explored whether training and mentorship can expand the economic impact of cash-transfer programmes and found that simplifying the integrated program eroded its impact. The article stated that impacts on key economic outcomes appeared significant, robust to multiple inference adjustments, and supported by consistent signals on subjective well-being and nutrition.

Authors: Sedlmayr, Richard; Shah, Anuj; Sulaiman, Munshi
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2019