Poor Households' Productive Investments of Cash Transfers: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Niger Stoeffler, Quentin Mills, Bradford Premand, Patrick 2016-10-13T20:46:52Z 2016-10-13T20:46:52Z 2016-09
dc.description.abstract Cash transfer programs have spread rapidly as an instrument to raise household consumption and reduce poverty. Questions remain about the sustainability of cash transfer impacts in low-income settings such as Sub-Saharan Africa and, in particular, on whether cash transfers can foster productive investments in addition to raising immediate consumption among the very poor. This paper presents evidence that a cash transfer project in rural Niger induced investments in assets and productive activities that were sustained among the very poor 18 months after project completion. Results show lasting increases in livestock assets and participation in saving groups (tontines). Cash transfers also contributed to improved agricultural productivity, but no effects in terms of diversification of other household enterprises are found. Productive asset gains are, notably, largest among the poorest of the poor, suggesting that small regular cash transfers combined with enhanced saving mechanisms can relax constraints to asset accumulation among the extreme poor. en
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7839
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject cash transfers
dc.subject productive assets
dc.subject investment
dc.subject poverty
dc.subject consumption
dc.subject savings groups
dc.title Poor Households' Productive Investments of Cash Transfers en
dc.title.subtitle Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Niger en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.type Document de travail fr
dc.type Documento de trabajo es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crossref.title Poor Households' Productive Investments of Cash Transfers: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Niger 2016-09-27
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/1813-9450-7839
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 090224b0845c5cf3_2_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 26819456 WPS7839
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okr.language.supported en
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okr.region.administrative Africa Niger
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Investment & Savings
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Conditional Cash Transfers
okr.topic Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Financial Intermediation
okr.topic Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Financial Literacy
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Reduction Strategies
okr.unit Social Protection and Labor Global Practice Group
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