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:


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.

Ickes, Scott Bradley; Jilcott, Stephanie B.; Myhre, Jennifer A.; Adair, Linda S.; Thirumurthy, Harsha; Handa, Sudhanshu; Bentley, Margaret E.; & Ammerman, Alice S. (2012). Examination of Facilitators and Barriers to Home-Based Supplemental Feeding with Ready-to-Use Food for Underweight Children in Western Uganda. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 8(1), 115-29. PMCID: PMC3886188

The Kenya CT-OVC Evaluation Team, [Sudhanshu Handa, Member]. (2012). The Impact of Kenya's Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children on Human Capital. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 4(1), 38-49.

The Kenya CT-OVC Evaluation Team, [Sudhanshu Handa, Member]. (2012). The Impact of the Kenya Cash Transfer Program for Orphans and Vulnerable Children on Household Spending. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 4(1), 9-37.

Blank, Lorraine R.; Devereux, Stephen; & Handa, Sudhanshu. (2011). The Case for Social Protection for Children. In Handa, Sudhanshu, Devereux, Stephen & Webb, Douglas (Eds.), Social Protection for Africa's Children (pp. 15-27). New York: Routledge.

Devereux, Stephen; Webb, Douglas; & Handa, Sudhanshu. (2011). Social Protection for Africa's Children. In Handa, Sudhanshu, Devereux, Stephen & Webb, Douglas (Eds.), Social Protection for Africa's Children (pp. 3-14). New York: Routledge.

Handa, Sudhanshu; Alviar, Carlos; Musembi, Daniel Nzei; & Ochieng, Samuel Oluoch. (2011). Targeting of Kenya's Cash Transfer Program for Orphans and Vulnerable Children. In Handa, Sudhanshu, Devereux, Stephen & Webb, Douglas (Eds.), Social Protection for Africa's Children (pp. 57-67). New York: Routledge.

Handa, Sudhanshu; Devereux, Stephen; & Webb, Douglas. (2011). Social Protection for Africa's Children. New York: Routledge.

Stewart, Scott R.; & Handa, Sudhanshu. (2011). Reaching Orphans and Vulnerable Children through Cash Transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Simulation Results from Alternative Targeting Schemes. In Handa, Sudhanshu, Devereux, Stephen & Webb, Douglas (Eds.), Social Protection for Africa's Children (pp. 31-56). New York: Routledge.

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