United States Institute of Peace

International Network for Economics and Conflict

The Cash Dividend: The Rise of Cash Transfer Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Written by Marito Garcia and Charity M.T. Moore

This paper assimilates results of a thorough review of the recent use of cash transfer programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing from sources including program documentation, policy papers, peer-reviewed publications, and interviews, it paints a picture of the evolution and current state of cash transfers, which include unconditional and conditional cash transfers and emergency- and development-focused transfers.

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