What happens once the intervention ends? The medium-term impacts of a cash transfer programme in Malawi

What happens once the intervention ends? The medium-term impacts of a cash transfer programme in Malawi

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 27

Sarah Baird, Ephraim Chirwa, Craig McIntosh, Berk Özler

This study by Sarah Baird, Ephraim Chirwa, Craig McIntosh and Berk Özler evaluated the impacts of the Zomba cash transfer programme (ZCTP) in Malawi two years after the programme ended. The ZCTP took place during 2008-2009 and involved cash transfers, both conditional on schooling and unconditionally, to never-married young women in the age group 13-22 years. The study tries to understand if ZCTP had lasting effects on education, marriage and fertility, health and nutrition, and sexual behaviour of young females.

Overall, the study findings suggest that the benefits of unconditional cash transfer did not sustain beyond the programme period. However, conditional transfers to girls who had dropped out of school had large and durable impacts on primary school completion, years of education, marriage rates and likelihood of bearing children.

Increasing HIV testing demand among Kenyan truck drivers and female sex workers

Increasing HIV testing demand among Kenyan truck drivers and female sex workers

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019

In this impact evaluation report, authors evaluated whether making HIV self-test kits available as a testing option at North Star Alliance roadside wellness clinics in Kenya and advertising via SMS

Impacts of community stakeholder engagement interventions in Ugandan oil extractives

Impacts of community stakeholder engagement interventions in Ugandan oil extractives

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
In this impact evaluation report, authors evaluated the effectiveness of multistakeholder forums in improving accountability to communities affected by the extractives industry in western Uganda.

The impacts of formal registration of businesses in Malawi

Impacts of formal registration of businesses in Malawi

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
Authors evaluated the impact of three interventions aimed at formalising small businesses in Malawi.

Unpacking the determinants of entrepreneurship development and economic empowerment for women in Kenya

Unpacking the determinants of entrepreneurship development and economic empowerment for women in Kenya

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
Authors evaluated the impact of the International Labour Organization’s Gender and Entrepreneurship Together training programme (GET Ahead) in rural Kenya.

Impacts of key provisions in Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Act

Impacts of key provisions in Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Act

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
The authors evaluated the impact of using public meetings and an ICT platform used by the Public Interest and Accountability Committee to promote transparency and accountability.