Cash Transfers and Child Nutrition: Pathways and Impacts

de Groot, Richard; Palermo, Tia M.; Handa, Sudhanshu; Ragno, Luigi Peter; & Peterman, Amber. (2017). Cash Transfers and Child Nutrition: Pathways and Impacts. Development Policy Review, 35(5), 621-43.

de Groot, Richard; Palermo, Tia M.; Handa, Sudhanshu; Ragno, Luigi Peter; & Peterman, Amber. (2017). Cash Transfers and Child Nutrition: Pathways and Impacts. Development Policy Review, 35(5), 621-43.

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Childhood malnutrition remains a significant global problem, with an estimated 162 million children under the age of five suffering from stunted growth. This article examines the extent to which cash transfer programmes can improve child nutrition. It adopts a framework that captures and explains the pathways and determinants of child nutrition. The framework is then used to organize and discuss relevant evidence from the impact evaluation literature, focusing on impact pathways and new and emerging findings from sub-Saharan Africa to identify critical elements that determine child nutrition outcomes as well as knowledge gaps requiring further research, such as children's dietary diversity, caregiver behaviours and stress.




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de Groot, Richard
Palermo, Tia M.
Handa, Sudhanshu
Ragno, Luigi Peter
Peterman, Amber



2017


Development Policy Review

35

5

621-43










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