IFAD RESEARCH SERIES 18 - Do Agricultural Support and Cash Transfer Programmes Improve Nutritional Status?

IFAD RESEARCH SERIES 18 - Do Agricultural Support and Cash Transfer Programmes Improve Nutritional Status? (2017); ISBN 978-92-9072-790-3

44 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2018

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Seth R. Gitter

Towson University

James Manley

Towson University - Department of Economics

Jill Bernstein

Independent

Paul Winters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Date Written: November 14, 2017

Abstract

Cash transfer and agricultural support programmes are both used to improve nutrition outcomes in developing countries. This paper examines previous reviews of the impact of these programmes and compares the evidence between the two. The paper finds that, although there are about the same number of programmes of each type, many more papers have been written about the cash transfer programmes than the agricultural programmes. While evidence suggests that both programme types improved the quality of food consumption, the paper concludes that both types show weak evidence of improvements in anthropometric outcomes.

Keywords: Nutrition, Cash Flow

Suggested Citation

Gitter, Seth R. and Manley, James and Bernstein, Jill and Winters, Paul, IFAD RESEARCH SERIES 18 - Do Agricultural Support and Cash Transfer Programmes Improve Nutritional Status? (November 14, 2017). IFAD RESEARCH SERIES 18 - Do Agricultural Support and Cash Transfer Programmes Improve Nutritional Status? (2017); ISBN 978-92-9072-790-3, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3284571

Seth R. Gitter (Contact Author)

Towson University ( email )

8000 York Road, ST 100A
Towson, MD 21204
United States

James Manley

Towson University - Department of Economics ( email )

Towson, MD 21204
United States

Jill Bernstein

Independent

Paul Winters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Via Paolo di Dono
Rome, 00142
Italy

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