Publications

The searchable list below includes peer-reviewed publications by CPC fellows, predoctoral trainees, postdoctoral scholars, and professional staff during the period of 2004 - present. 

Additional publications by our research projects and their collaborative communities may be found on their respective web sites such as:


Peterman, Amber; Palermo, Tia M.; Handa, Sudhanshu; Seidenfeld, David; & Team, the Zambia Child Grant Program Evaluation. (Forthcoming). List Randomization for Soliciting Experience of Intimate Partner Violence: Application to the Evaluation of Zambia's Unconditional Child Grant Program. Health Economics.

Bonilla, Juan; Zarzur, Rosa Castro; Handa, Sudhanshu; Nowlin, Claire; Peterman, Amber; Ring, Hannah; & Team, David Seidenfeld on behalf of the Zambia Child Grant Program Evalution. (2017). Cash for Women's Empowerment? A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Government of Zambia's Child Grant Program. World Development, 95, 55-72.

Cantillon, Bea; Chzhen, Yekaterina; Handa, Sudhanshu; & Nolan, Brian. (2017). Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries. Oxford, England: UNICEF.

Chzhen, Yekaterina; Handa, Sudhanshu; Cantillon, Bea; & Nolan, Brian. (2017). Introduction: Scope and Methods. In Cantillon, Bea, Chzhen, Yekaterina, Handa, Sudhanshu & Nolan, Brian (Eds.), Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries (pp. 1-7). Oxford, England: UNICEF.

Chzhen, Yekaterina; Nolan, Brian; Cantillon, Bea; & Handa, Sudhanshu. (2017). Impact of the Economic Crisis on Children in Rich Countries. In Cantillon, Bea, Chzhen, Yekaterina, Handa, Sudhanshu & Nolan, Brian (Eds.), Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries (pp. 8-29). Oxford, England: UNICEF.

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.

Handa, Sudhanshu; Palermo, Tia M.; Rosenberg, Molly Sears; Pettifor, Audrey E.; Halpern, Carolyn Tucker; & Thirumurthy, Harsha. (2017). How Does a National Poverty Programme Influence Sexual Debut among Kenyan Adolescents? Global Public Health, 12(5), 617-38. PMCID: PMC4976080

Hjelm, Lisa; Handa, Sudhanshu; de Hoop, Jacobus; & Palermo, Tia M., on behalf of the Zambia C.G.P. and M.C.P. Evaluation Teams. (2017). Poverty and Perceived Stress: Evidence from Two Unconditional Cash Transfer Programs in Zambia. Social Science & Medicine, 177, 110-7.

Huang, Carolyn; Singh, Kavita; Handa, Sudhanshu; Halpern, Carolyn Tucker; Pettifor, Audrey E.; & Thirumurthy, Harsha. (2017). Investments in Children's Health and the Kenyan Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Evidence from an Unconditional Cash Transfer Scheme. Health Policy and Planning, 32(7), 943-55.

Kilburn, Kelly; Handa, Sudhanshu; Angeles, Gustavo; Mvula, Peter Matthias; & Tsoka, Maxton. (2017). Short-Term Impacts of an Unconditional Cash Transfer Program on Child Schooling: Experimental Evidence from Malawi. Economics of Education Review, 59, 63-80.

Nolan, Brian; Cantillon, Bea; Handa, Sudhanshu; & Chzhen, Yekaterina. (2017). Learning the Lessons: Enhancing Capacity to Protect Children. In Cantillon, Bea, Chzhen, Yekaterina, Handa, Sudhanshu & Nolan, Brian (Eds.), Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries (pp. 320-33). Oxford, England: UNICEF.

From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa. (2016). In Davis, Benjamin, Handa, Sudhanshu, Hypher, Nicola, Winder Rossi, Natalia, Winters, Paul & Yablonski, Jennifer (Eds.). Oxford, England: FAO.

Angeles, Gustavo; Abdoulayi, Sara; Barrington, Clare; Handa, Sudhanshu; Kainja, Esmie Tamanda; Mvula, Peter Matthias; Mwamlima, Harry; Tsoka, Maxton; & Spadafora, Tayllor. (2016). The Social Cash Transfer Programme of Malawi: The Role of Evaluation from the Pilot to the Expansion. In Davis, Benjamin, Handa, Sudhanshu, Hypher, Nicola, Winder Rossi, Natalia, Winters, Paul & Yablonski, Jennifer (Eds.), From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa (pp. 281-305). Oxford, England: FAO.

Davis, Benjamin; & Handa, Sudhanshu. (2016). Implementing Rigorous Evaluations in the Real World: The Quantitative Approach to Evaluation Design in the Transfer Project. In Davis, Benjamin, Handa, Sudhanshu, Hypher, Nicola, Winder Rossi, Natalia, Winters, Paul & Yablonski, Jennifer (Eds.), From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa (pp. 43-70). Oxford, England: FAO.

Davis, Benjamin; Handa, Sudhanshu; Hypher, Nicola; Winder Rossi, Natalia; Winters, Paul; & Yablonski, Jennifer. (2016). Conclusions and Policy Implications for Cash Transfer Programmes. In Davis, Benjamin, Handa, Sudhanshu, Hypher, Nicola, Winder Rossi, Natalia, Winters, Paul & Yablonski, Jennifer (Eds.), From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa (pp. 335-58). Oxford, England: FAO.

Davis, Benjamin; Handa, Sudhanshu; Hypher, Nicola; Winder Rossi, Natalia; Winters, Paul; & Yablonski, Jennifer. (2016). The Transfer Project, Cash Transfers, and Impact Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Davis, Benjamin, Handa, Sudhanshu, Hypher, Nicola, Winder Rossi, Natalia, Winters, Paul & Yablonski, Jennifer (Eds.), From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa (pp. 1-13). Oxford, England: FAO.

Handa, Sudhanshu; & Peterman, Amber. (2016). Is There Catch-Up Growth? Evidence from Three Continents. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 78(4), 470-500.

Handa, Sudhanshu; Martorano, Bruno; Halpern, Carolyn Tucker; Pettifor, Audrey E.; & Thirumurthy, Harsha. (2016). Time Discounting and Credit Market Access in a Large-Scale Cash Transfer Programme. Journal of African Economies, 25(3), 367-87. PMCID: PMC5331518

Handa, Sudhanshu; Natali, Luisa; Seidenfeld, David; & Tembo, Gelson. (2016). The Impact of Zambia's Unconditional Child Grant on Schooling and Work: Results from a Large-Scale Social Experiment. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 8(3), 346-67.

Handa, Sudhanshu; Peterman, Amber; Seidenfeld, David; & Tembo, Gelson. (2016). Income Transfers and Maternal Health: Evidence from a National Randomized Social Cash Transfer Program in Zambia. Health Economics, 25(2), 225-36. PMCID: PMC5488682

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