Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP) Longitudinal Impact Evaluation

Providing support to the less privileged

A woman counting money received from the SCTP
UNICEF Malawi/2023/ Elephant Media


The long-term IE study consists of a mixed-methods longitudinal design. A baseline quantitative and qualitative data collection was undertaken in April-May 2022, results of which are reported in this report. The design entails four study groups: 1) new entrants into the SCTP (those who were assessed and deemed to be newly eligible); 2) exiting households (those who were reassessed and deemed no longer eligible for the programme); 3) continuing households (those who were reassessed and continue to be eligible for the programme); 4) comparison households, those who are designated as ‘pre-eligible’ and thus form part of the waiting list. The quantitative component of the long-term study will follow these four groups of households, totaling 3,418 households in three districts (Balaka, Dedza and Nkhata Bay), periodically (every two years) over the next ten years. The qualitative component entails in-depth interviews with continuing and exiting households, and interviews with key informants about program implementation.

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