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From evidence to action : the story of cash transfers and impact evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Benjamin Davis
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press ; [Rome, Italy] : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ; [New York, NY] : United Nations Children's Fund, 2016.
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Impact evaluations must be embedded in the ongoing process of policy and programme design in order to be effective in influencing country policy. This is the primary lesson found in this book, which is based on the rigorous impact evaluations and country-case study analysis of government-run cash transfer programmes undertaken in eight Sub-Saharan African countries (Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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From evidence to action.
(OCoLC)950894999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Davis
ISBN: 9780191822445 0191822442 9780191082276 0191082279
OCLC Number: 957597096
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 369 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa; Copyright; Foreword; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Acronyms; ACRONYMS BY CHAPTER; Political Economy Acronyms; Kenya Acronyms; Ghana Acronyms; Ethiopia Acronyms; Zambia Acronyms; Zimbabwe Acronyms; Lesotho Acronyms; Malawi Acronyms; South Africa Acronyms; Notes on Editors and Lead Authors; 1. The Transfer Project, Cash Transfers, and Impact Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.1 INTRODUCTION; 1.2 BACKGROUND AND MOTIVATION. 1.3 THE TRANSFER PROJECT AND ASSOCIATED CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMMES1.4 APPROACH TO THE ANALYSIS; 1.4.1 Research Methodology; 1.4.2 Focus of Country Case Studies; 1.5 STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK; REFERENCES; Part I. Designing the Cash Transfer Impact Evaluations; 2. The Political Economy of Cash Transfer Evaluations in Sub-Saharan Africa: Anna McCord (ODI and University of Manchester), Natalia Winder Rossi (FAO), and Jennifer Yablonski (UNICEF); 2.1 INTRODUCTION; 2.2 IMPACT OF RESEARCH ON SOCIAL POLICY: OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE; 2.3 THE TRANSFER PROJECT STORY. 2.3.1 Key Elements of Process at Three Stages2.4 WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE SAY? THE EXPERIENCE OF THE TRANSFER PROJECT-LED EVALUATIONS IN INFLUENCING POLICY/PROGRAMMES IN AFRICA; 2.4.1 Building Credibility of the Social Protection Sector; 2.4.2 Changing the Narrative: Social Protection as an Investment, Not a Cost; 2.4.3 Programme Design and Operational Modalities; 2.4.4 Influence Beyond National Processes: Contribution to Regional Agendas; 2.5 FACTORS THAT SHAPE THE EXTENT AND NATURE OF THE INFLUENCE OF IES; 2.5.1 Evaluations as Part of National Policy Processes; 2.5.2 Relationship Building. 2.5.3 Messaging and Packaging of Evidence2.5.4 Relationship Between Demand and Supply of Evidence; 2.5.5 Regional Learning Agenda: The Value Added of the Transfer Project; 2.6 EXTERNAL FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOCIAL PROTECTION SECTOR AND THE ROLE OF EVALUATION FINDINGS; 2.6.1 National Political Drivers and Trade-Offs; 2.6.2 Influence of Development Partners; 2.6.3 Capacity and Resource Constraints; 2.7 CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; 3. Implementing Rigorous Evaluations in the Real World: The Quantitative Approach to Evaluation Design in the Transfer Project; 3.1 INTRODUCTION. 3.2 THE EVALUATION PROBLEM3.3 THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS: ZAMBIA, MALAWI, LESOTHO, AND KENYA; 3.4 THE NON-EXPERIMENTS: ETHIOPIA, GHANA, SOUTH AFRICA, AND ZIMBABWE; 3.5 OTHER ESTIMATION ISSUES; 3.6 RESEARCH HYPOTHESES AND QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGN; 3.7 RESEARCH INNOVATION: FROM PROTECTION TO PRODUCTION; 3.8 RESEARCH INNOVATION: THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD; 3.9 RESEARCH INNOVATION: BEHAVIOURAL PSYCHOLOGY AND ECONOMICS; 3.10 CONCLUSION; ANNEX 3.1; The Counterfactual; The DD Estimator; REFERENCES.
Responsibility: edited by Benjamin Davis [and five others].
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A volume from FAO and UNICEF on the effectiveness of cash transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa. It includes eight country case-studies and explores the linkages between social protection, agriculture, and  Read more...

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