Social Cash Transfers and Children’s Outcomes

A review of evidence from Africa


This document synthesizes the emerging evidence from various reports on the impact of social cash transfers in Africa. Due to the important investment of many governments in the region and the support of key partners, including the Transfer Project and others, the region has a critical mass of evidence to show the impact of social transfers on multiple areas and outcomes, including on: food consumption and security, nutrition, access to education and health, and mitigation of the impacts of HIV and AIDS.

The purpose of this document is to provide a synthesis of the available evidence that has so far come out of Africa, in order to strengthen the case for social cash transfers as a critical instrument of poverty alleviation at the national, regional and global level.

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