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Poor households' productive investments of cash transfers : quasi-experimental evidence from Niger (English)

Cash transfer programs have spread rapidly as an instrument to raise household consumption and reduce poverty. Questions remain about the sustainability of cash transfer impacts in low-income settings such as Sub-Saharan Africa and, in particular, on whether cash transfers can foster productive investments in addition to raising immediate consumption among the very poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7839 SEP 27, 2016

Stoeffler,Quentin; Mills,Bradford F.; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

Why has poverty increased in Zimbabwe ? (English)

Poverty in Zimbabwe increased significantly during the 1990s, and it increased in all sectors of the economy. In the middle of the decade, more than 60 percent of Zimbabwean households fell below the national poverty line. ... See More +

Publication 24052 MAR 31, 2002

Alwang, Jeffrey; Mills, Bradford F.; Taruvinga, Nelson