The fifth Transfer Project Research Workshop has been hosted by UNICEF Ethiopia and FAO Ethiopia in April 2016. The overarching objective of the meeting is to learn about the impact and operation of cash transfer and ‘cash+’ programs in SSA and other regions of the world. The specific objectives of the meeting are: 1) to share evidence on impacts of government cash transfer and ‘cash +’ programs across a range of domains - protective, social, economic and productive; 2) to present and discuss evaluation design options and associated policy and research questions in countries at the early stages of developing an impact evaluation, with a particular emphasis when possible of integrated cash transfer programs; 3) to present experiences on how to construct ‘impact monitoring’ systems into large-scale on-going programs which can provide evidence on impact as well as responding to dynamic monitoring needs on a routine basis. Following previous Transfer Project Meetings, the format entailed a series of country case studies which have been presented by country teams, followed by discussion on implications for the country and lessons that can be applied to other situations and contexts.
The objective of this Online Community is to follow-up on the discussions hold during the workshop.