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:


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

Handa, Sudhanshu; Seidenfeld, David; Davis, Benjamin; Tembo, Gelson; & the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team. (2016). The Social and Productive Impacts of Zambia's Child Grant. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 35(2), 357-87. PMCID: PMC5497751

Kilburn, Kelly; Thirumurthy, Harsha; Halpern, Carolyn Tucker; Pettifor, Audrey E.; & Handa, Sudhanshu. (2016). Effects of a Large-Scale Unconditional Cash Transfer Program on Mental Health Outcomes of Young People in Kenya. Journal of Adolescent Health, 58(2), 223-9. PMCID: PMC4724529

Palermo, Tia M.; Handa, Sudhanshu; Peterman, Amber; Prencipe, Leah; & Seidenfeld, David. (2016). Unconditional Government Social Cash Transfer in Africa Does Not Increase Fertility. Journal of Population Economics, 29(4), 1083-111.

Pozarny, Pamela; & Barrington, Clare. (2016). Qualitative Methods in Impact Evaluations of Cash Transfer Programmes in the Transfer Project 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. 71-93). Oxford, England: FAO.

Ragno, Luigi Peter; Hague, Sarah; Handa, Sudhanshu; Ablo, Mawutor; Twun-Danso, Afua; Ofori-Addo, Lawrence; Alviar, Carlos; Davis, Benjamin; Pozarny, Pamela; & Attah, Ramla. (2016). Social Protection and the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme in Ghana: Generating Positive Change through the Power of Evidence. 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. 146-67). Oxford, England: FAO.

Rock, Amelia; Barrington, Clare; Abdoulayi, Sara; Tsoka, Maxton; Mvula, Peter Matthias; & Handa, Sudhanshu. (2016). Social Networks, Social Participation, and Health among Youth Living in Extreme Poverty in Rural Malawi. Social Science & Medicine, 170, 55-62. PMCID: PMC5350075

Seidenfeld, David; Dumba, Lovemore; Handa, Sudhanshu; Muwoni, Leon; Reeves, Hannah; & Sammon, Elayn. (2016). Zimbabwe: Using Evidence to Overcome Political and Economic Challenges to Starting a National Unconditional Cash Transfer Programme. 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. 226-46). Oxford, England: FAO.

Tiwari, Smriti; Daidone, Silvio; Ruvalcaba, Maria Angelita; Prifti, Ervin; Handa, Sudhanshu; Davis, Benjamin; Niang, Ousmane; Pellerano, Luca; van Ufford, Paul Quarles; & Seidenfeld, David. (2016). Impact of Cash Transfer Programs on Food Security and Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross-Country Analysis. Global Food Security, 11, 72-83.

Daidone, Silvio; Pellerano, Luca; Handa, Sudhanshu; & Davis, Benjamin. (2015). Is Graduation from Social Safety Nets Possible? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. IDS Bulletin, 46(2), 93-102.

Handa, Sudhanshu; Peterman, Amber; Huang, Carolyn; Halpern, Carolyn Tucker; Pettifor, Audrey E.; & Thirumurthy, Harsha. (2015). Impact of the Kenya Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children on Early Pregnancy and Marriage of Adolescent Girls. Social Science & Medicine, 141, 36-45. PMCID: PMC4659857

Asfaw, Solomon; Davis, Benjamin; Dewbre, Josh; Handa, Sudhanshu; & Winters, Paul. (2014). Cash Transfer Programme, Productive Activities and Labour Supply: Evidence from a Randomised Experiment in Kenya. Journal of Development Studies, 50(8), 1172-96. PMCID: PMC4316733

Handa, Sudhanshu; Halpern, Carolyn Tucker; Pettifor, Audrey E.; & Thirumurthy, Harsha. (2014). The Government of Kenya's Cash Transfer Program Reduces the Risk of Sexual Debut among Young People Age 15-25. PLOS ONE, 9(1), e85473. PMCID: PMC3893206

Luseno, Winnie Kavulani; Singh, Kavita; Handa, Sudhanshu; & Suchindran, Chirayath M. (2014). A Multilevel Analysis of the Effect of Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Pilot Scheme on School-Age Children’s Health. Health Policy and Planning, 29(4), 421-32. PMCID: PMC4110449

Rosenberg, Molly Sears; Pettifor, Audrey E.; Thirumurthy, Harsha; Halpern, Carolyn Tucker; & Handa, Sudhanshu. (2014). The Impact of a National Poverty Reduction Program on the Characteristics of Sex Partners among Kenyan Adolescents. AIDS and Behavior, 18(2), 311-6. PMCID: PMC3800260

Seidenfeld, David; Handa, Sudhanshu; Tembo, Gelson; Michelo, Stanfield; Scott, Charlotte Harland; & Prencipe, Leah. (2014). The Impact of an Unconditional Cash Transfer on Food Security and Nutrition: The Zambia Child Grant Programme. In Harris, Jody, Haddad, Lawrence & Grütz, Silke Seco (Eds.), Turning Rapid Growth into Meaningful Growth (pp. 36-42). Brighton, England: Institute of Development Studies.

Potochnick, Stephanie R.; & Handa, Sudhanshu. (2013). The Latino Paradox? School Segregation and Latino Student Achievement. In Gastic, Billie & Verdugo, Richard R. (Eds.), The Education of the Hispanic Population: Selected Essays (pp. 15-30). Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing.

Singh, Kavita; Speizer, Ilene S.; Handa, Sudhanshu; Boadu, Richard O.; Atinbire, Solomon; Barker, Pierre M.; & Twum-Danso, Nana A. Y. (2013). Impact Evaluation of a Quality Improvement Intervention on Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Northern Ghana: Early Assessment of a National Scale-Up Project. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 25(5), 477-87. PMCID: PMC3888142

Davis, Benjamin; Gaarder, Marie; Handa, Sudhanshu; & Yablonski, Jenn. (2012). Evaluating the Impact of Cash Transfer Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 4(1), 1-8.

Handa, Sudhanshu; Huang, Carolyn; Hypher, Nicola; Teixeira, Clarissa; Soares, Fabio V.; & Davis, Benjamin. (2012). Targeting Effectiveness of Social Cash Transfer Programmes in Three African Countries. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 4(1), 78-108.

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