Evaluation of the LEAP 1000 Program in Ghana

Since March 2008, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) in Ghana has been implementing the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) program, a cash transfer for extremely poor households. The LEAP program is supported by the Government of Ghana together with a loan from the World Bank and additional funding from DFID. A new initiative, LEAP 1000, will be implemented over the next 3 years with the goal of improving nutrition and wellbeing in households with pregnant women and children under 12 months of age. The UNICEF Office of Research is leading the overall design and implementation of the quantitative impact evaluation of LEAP 1000. The CPC team is leading the design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of qualitative data about the processes and mechanisms of LEAP impact collected from caregivers in an embedded, longitudinal qualitative cohort of LEAP participants. Team members will provide technical support to the quantitative evaluation. Findings from this evaluation will contribute to the growing evidence base regarding cash transfer programs in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Principal Investigator: Clare Barrington

CPC Fellow Investigator: Gustavo Angeles

Funding Source: UNICEF

Grant Number: 43180355

Funding Period: 6/22/2015 - 2/28/2018

Primary Research Area: Demography

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