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Lesotho Child Grants Programme – The historic and future costs of the CGP and its affordability

2014 — By OPM

The purpose of this costing study is to review the historical costs of the Child Grants Programme (CGP) between October 2007 and December 2012, simulate the likely future cost of the programme, and assess the programme’s affordability under the current fiscal environment.

This report presents the results of one of four components of the overall evaluation of the CGP that was conducted between 2011 and 2013. The purpose of the evaluation is to establish the impact, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the CGP. Readers that are interested in consulting the findings of other components of the evaluation should refer to the following documents:

  • The Baseline Impact Evaluation report published by OPM in January 2012, particularly for a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the CGP targeting analysis
  • The Follow-up Impact Evaluation report published by OPM in February 2014, containing the CGP impact analysis and the operational performance analysis that were performed on the basis of the information collected in the quantitative panel survey
  • The results of the Qualitative Analysis of the Economic Impacts of the CGP published by OPM in September 2013 as part of a six-country case study.