The Impact of Livestock Asset Transfers on the Livelihoods of the Ultra-poor

The paper estimates the impacts of Livestock Asset Transfers on the livelihoods of the ultra-poor in West Bengal, India. The program provides the female members of ultra-poor households with livestock assets as grants. It was found that the intervention increases per capita monthly income by Rs 1061 (122% increase). It also increases the food expenditures of households and enables them to secure enough food to eat at least two meals a day. Furthermore, the program also increases the number/amount of owned livestock assets, poultry, and cultivable lands amid the treatment households.

Authors: Das, Narayan C.; Kamruzzaman, Md.; Ahmed, Md. Shakil
Type: Journal article
Year: 2022