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The Mam’out Project: Seasonal Multiannual Cash Transfers for the Prevention of Acute Malnutrition in Tapoa

2016 — By Action Against Hunger

In response to alarming rates of acute malnutrition, Action Against Hunger (ACF) initiated a project to strengthen and evaluate the prevention of acute malnutrition of children younger than 36 months in the Tapoa province, Burkina Faso. Using seasonal and multiannual unconditional cash transfers, ACF’s objective was to contribute to the strengthening of the purchasing power of the poorest households and to the sustainable prevention of undernutrition, with solutions adapted to the context and needs of the local populations. This intervention was scientifically evaluated through a research project aimed at increasing the knowledge about cash transfer programs while promoting locally adapted responses.

This document is part of a series of case studies on ACF nutrition sensitive interventions, aimed at reducing and/or preventing undernutrition. These case studies are developed by the ACF “Nutrition Security” Working Group in order to share experiences and lessons learned on the topic.