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:


Kilburn, Kelly; Handa, Sudhanshu; Angeles, Gustavo; Mvula, Peter M.; & 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. PMCID: PMC5844286

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 M.; 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

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 M.; & 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.

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