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Beware of the Crocodile: Quantitative Evidence how Universal Old Age Grants distort the Social Assistance Systems of Low-Income Countries

Policy paper

This paper compares two approaches to establishing or improving social assistance systems in low and lower-middle income countries. Taking Eswatini and Lesotho as examples of the mainstream approach, it provides quantitative evidence on the social protection outcomes of social assistance systems that are...

19 December 2020

Cash Working Group Leads Meeting Report – March 2020

Report

The Cash Working Group leads/co-leads meeting is a forum intended to provide a space for reflection, peer learning and developing solutions to shared challenges. This year’s meeting agenda and content were guided by requests from and contributions by participants. This report summarizes the discussions...

March 2020

Social cash transfers, generational relations and youth poverty trajectories in rural Lesotho and Malawi

Report

Report on an ESRC-DFID-funded three-year collaborative research project (ES/M009076/1) Social cash transfer schemes, which disburse cash to poor and/or vulnerable people, have proliferated across sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades. There is growing evidence that these address symptoms of poverty...

1 July 2019

The Impact of Social Cash Transfer Programmes on Community Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa

Report

Social cash transfer programmes are on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa, building on the momentum generated by the African Union’s 2008 Social Policy Framework Plan of Action. This plan motivated member countries to develop their own social policy frameworks and to give greater priority to social...

23 February 2015

Child Grants Programme Impact Evaluation Follow-up Report

Report

The Lesotho Child Grants Programme (CGP) is an unconditional social cash transfer targeted to poor and vulnerable households. It provides every quarter a regular transfer of between M360 and M7501 to poor households with children that are selected through a combination of Proxy Means Testing (PMT) and...

2014

Using social protection systems to implement emergency cash transfers: the case of Lesotho

Report

Lesotho has experienced significant economic growth in the past two decades, but deep poverty and chronic malnutrition are persistent problems. Given the scale of the emergency and the urgent need for a response, in August 2012 the government declared an emergency food crisis, and in September it...

2014

Evaluating Local General Equilibrium Impacts of Lesotho’s Child Grants Programme

Report

This report presents findings from a local economy-wide impact evaluation (LEWIE) of Lesotho’s Child Grants Programme. Simulations indicate that total income impacts significantly exceed the amounts transferred under the programme: each loti transferred stimulates local nominal income gains of up to...

2014

Lesotho: A Safety Net to End Extreme Poverty

Report

The objective of this study is to help the government to decide what role safety net and transfer programs should play in the coming 5 to 10 years. It seeks to answer three questions: Can increased spending on transfers accelerate poverty reduction in the medium to long term? Which groups and aspects of...

2014

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

Report

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...

2014

Pilots, principles or patronage: what makes social protection succeed in southern Africa?

Report

The Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme (RHVP) has commissioned studies of 20 social transfer schemes and a range of thematic papers on the conceptualisation, design, implementation and impacts of social protection programmes in six southern African countries: Lesotho, Malawi....

2014