CitationChakrabarti, Averi; Handa, Sudhanshu; Natali, Luisa; Seidenfeld, David; Tembo, Gelson; & the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation (2020). More Evidence on the Relationship between Cash Transfers and Child Height. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 12(1), 14-37.
AbstractWe examine the effect of the Zambia Child Grant Programme - an unconditional cash transfer (CT) targeted to rural households with children under age five - on height-for-age up to four years after programme initiation. The CT scheme had large positive effects on nutritional inputs like food expenditure and meal frequency, but no impact on child height-for-age. Production function estimates indicate that food carries little weight in the production of child height in the study sample. In settings with poor health infrastructure and harsh disease environments, a stand-alone CT is unlikely to address long-term chronic malnutrition unless accompanied by complementary interventions.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Development Effectiveness
the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation