The South African study, published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS), is the first to attempt to measure the impact of cash transfers on IPV specifically among adolescents. Girls (aged between 14 and 17) and their families were given monthly payments on the condition that they regularly attended high school. Over 2,000 girls took part in the study and their experiences were monitored over three years.
Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but opportunities should be explored beyond agriculture throughout the food chain in order to create enough jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
The objective of the mission, with dozens of national researchers, was to collect data from over 2,000 women as part of the evaluation of the Government of Zambia’s Child Grant Programme. The Child Grant Programme is an unconditional cash transfer scheme, targeted to mothers in households with a child under the age of five which provides beneficiaries a flat transfer of approximately 24 USD on a bi-monthly basis—a substantial amount, representing an increase of 27 per cent of the household’s pre-programme monthly consumption.