Zimbabwe’s Harmonized Cash Transfer Programme: 12-month impact report on productive activities and labour allocation

This impact evaluation report uses a 12-month panel data set with a non-experimental design to analyse the impact of the Harmonized Cash Transfer Programme (HSCT) on individual and household economic decision-making, including agricultural and non-agricultural productive activities and assets, labour-supply credit and social networks. Attention is also paid to the role of household agricultural activities in household nutrition and dietary diversity. The general framework for empirical analysis consists of a double-difference estimation approach with a counterfactual. The findings reveal positive impacts of the HSCT on livelihood and nutrition indicators, although impacts vary based on the degree of labour constraint among beneficiary families.