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Vulnerability as Relational: Cash and Care for Elderly Ik in Uganda

Lotte Meinert

in Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Transdisciplinary Dialogues

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266830
eISBN:
9780191938160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266830.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Based on fieldwork among the elderly in the Ik community in Northern Uganda, this chapter argues that the two apparently opposite concepts of vulnerability and human security are closely related in ... More


What Works?

Devi Sridhar

in The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549962
eISBN:
9780191720499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter explores the wider implications of the analysis of choice and circumstance to hunger reduction strategies. It first outlines the two viewpoints that are currently being used to design ... More


Can Cash Transfers Help Households Escape an Intergenerational Poverty Trap?

M. Caridad Araujo, Mariano Bosch, and Norbert Schady

in The Economics of Poverty Traps

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226574301
eISBN:
9780226574448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574448.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many poor households in developing countries are liquidity-constrained. As a result, they may under-invest in the human capital of their children. We provide new evidence on the long-term (10-year) ... More


What Comes After the Social? Historicizing the Future of Social Assistance and Identity Registration in Africa

James Ferguson

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Key contemporary mechanisms of distribution are routed through the ‘social assistance’ programmes provided by states. While we still often think of such programmes on the model of the well-known ... More


Social Cash Transfers in the Global South: An Entitlement Revolution

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Social cash transfers have mushroomed in the global South since the 2000s. This chapter maps the new landscape of cash transfers. What programmes have emerged in which countries, and how firmly are ... More


Children, Citizenship and Child Support: The Child Support Grant in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Francie Lund

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0019
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In April 1998, the post-apartheid South African government introduced a monthly cash transfer for children in poor households. A requirement for getting the grant was that the birth of the child had ... More


Alternative Cash Transfer Delivery Mechanisms: Impacts on Routine Preventative Health Clinic Visits in Burkina Faso

Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque, and Harounan Kazianga

in African Successes, Volume II: Human Capital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226316055
eISBN:
9780226316192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316192.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

We conducted a unique randomized experiment to estimate the impact of alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms on household demand for routine preventative health services in rural Burkina Faso. ... More


Poverty Traps and the Social Protection Paradox

Munenobu Ikegami, Michael R. Carter, Christopher B. Barrett, and Sarah Janzen

in The Economics of Poverty Traps

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226574301
eISBN:
9780226574448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574448.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Progressively targeted cash transfers remain the dominant policy response to chronic poverty in developing countries. But are there alternative social protection policies that might have larger ... More


Models of Social Cash Transfers: Policy Proposals by International Organizations

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Around 2000, poverty had moved to the top of global agendas, but there was no clear idea what policies would be appropriate. By the mid-2000s, a consensus among international organizations on social ... More


The Central Role of Families in the Lives of Children Affected by AIDS

Linda M Richter

in Protecting Childhood in the AIDS Pandemic: Finding Solutions that Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199765126
eISBN:
9780199918942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765126.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues that families, rather than individual children, need to be the targets for efforts to mitigate the effects of HIV and AIDS on children. First, families in all their diversity have ... More


Social Cash Transfers: Past and Present

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter draws together the findings from the earlier chapters, depicting achievements, limitations, and backgrounds of the global rise of social cash transfers. Cash transfers have turned ... More


Incentives for Students and Parents

Jere R. Behrman, Susan W. Parker, and Petra E. Todd

in Education Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Incentive programs for students and parents that promote education are increasingly common in developing countries. This chapter reviews what is known about the effectiveness of incentive programs ... More


The World Food Programme

Uma Lele and Sambuddha Goswami

in Food for All: International Organizations and the Transformation of Agriculture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198755173
eISBN:
9780191816536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755173.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The World Food Programme (WFP) has emerged as the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. The chapter explores how the need for emergency assistance ... More


Making Sense of a Quiet Revolution: The Global Rise of Social Assistance

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the topic of the book, social cash transfers for the poor in the global South, and depicts the research questions, theories, methods, indicators, and data of the analysis. The ... More


Conclusions and Policy Implications for Cash Transfer Programmes

Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, and Jennifer Yablonski

in From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

Given the importance of cash transfer programmes in social protection strategies in sub-Saharan Africa, understanding programme impacts and processes that facilitate improvements in programme ... More


Globalizing Social-Policy Practice

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore

in Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816677306
eISBN:
9781452950600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Adopts a more global perspective on CCT policy development, considering the roles played by multilateral agencies. In one sense, this is a story of the formidable power of organizations like the ... More


The Cash Transfer Programme for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: The Catalyst for Cash Transfers in Kenya

Joanne Bosworth, Carlos Alviar, Luis Corral, Benjamin Davis, Daniel Musembi, Winnie Mwasiaji, Samuel Ochieng, Roger Pearson, Pamela Pozarny, Patrick Ward, and Will Wiseman

in From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

The Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Kenya is a successful programme that began as a small pilot programme in 2004 and has expanded to a nationwide government-funded programme ... More


The Role of Impact Evaluation in the Evolution of Zambia’s Cash Transfer Programme

Paul Quarles van Ufford, Charlotte Harland, Stanfield Michelo, Gelson Tembo, Kelley Toole, and Denis Wood

in From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

From a donor-driven small-scale pilot in 2003, Zambia’s cash transfer programme has to date evolved into a national programme that pays regular transfers to close to 150,000 households in half of the ... More


Sustaining Impacts When Transfers End Women Leaders, Aspirations, and Investments in Children

Karen Macours and Renos Vakis

in The Economics of Poverty Traps

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226574301
eISBN:
9780226574448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574448.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Numerous evaluations show that conditional cash transfer programs change households' investments in their young children, but there are many open questions about how such changes can be sustained ... More


Did Malawi Prove the Experts Wrong?

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Countries use a variety of different mechanisms to raise rural incomes. Malawi has a large-scale fertilizer subsidy program, is initiating a social cash transfer program, and historically paid ... More


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