A closer look at the effects of unconditional cash transfers in LMICs

A review of 21 studies in Africa, the Americas and South-East Asia finds that although unconditional cash transfers may not have a large impact on the use of health services by children and adults in LMICs, they appear to have a positive impact on some health outcomes, the chances of attending school, and healthcare expenses. Photo: Martijn Barendse on Flickr

Deepening our understanding of how cash transfer programs can lower risk of HIV among adolescents in Africa

Harvard Pop Center Bell Fellow Molly Rosenberg, PhD, is an author on a paper published in Global Public Health that explores how cash transfer programs may work to delay sexual debut among Kenyan adolescents. The study explores three pathways in particular, including schooling, socio-economic status, and psycho-social status.

When humanitarian disasters strike, do unconditional cash transfers improve use of health services & health outcomes?

Sze Yan (Sam) Liu, PhD, Harvard Pop Center principal analyst in the Research Core, is an author on a paper published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews that evaluates the impact of unconditional cash transfers (UCTs), a form of humanitarian assistance during disasters, on the use of healthcare services and health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Photo: http://www.401kcalculator.org/