Evaluating the impact of cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa: an introduction to the special issue

  title={Evaluating the impact of cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa: an introduction to the special issue},
  author={Benjamin Davis and Marie Gaarder and Sudhanshu Handa and Jennifer Yablonski},
  journal={Journal of Development Effectiveness},
  pages={1 - 8}
The conditional cash transfer revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean, beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing to this day, heralded a new prominence and acceptance of applying rigorous impact evaluations to social programmes. Over the last decade, sub-Saharan Africa has begun its own cash transfer revolution, and has followed a similar pattern of rigorous impact evaluation: in no fewer than 12 countries rigorous impact evaluations have been carried out or commissioned on government-run… 

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