Publication explores the impacts of Malawi's national unconditional cash transfer program targeting ultra-poor households on youth mental health. Experimental findings show that the program significantly improved mental health outcomes. Among girls in particular, the program reduces indications of depression by about 15 percentage points.
A vast majority of the women who are counted as workers in South Asia are in agriculture, and women account for over half the agricultural workforce in most countries of the region. Women agricultural workers and their work, however, remains largely unrecognized in law and policy. It is either unpaid or underpaid. Household poverty, chronic as well as transient, is an important driver of women’s work in this sector, and for many women this work is not associated with economic empowerment.
This paper aims to outline good strategies and practices in designing and implementing gender- and child-sensitive cash transfer programmes (CTPs) based on international experience. The paper’s focus on single programme features underlines the significance of considering anticipated effects on women and children during each step of programme design, implementation and evaluation.
There is increasing evidence that social protection programmes, including cash transfers, have positive impacts on human development and well-being, including that of adolescents.However, to date adolescence (10–19 years) has been underprioritised by programme designers compared to early childhood.