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The Role of Information and Cash Transfers on Early Childhood Development : Evidence from Nepal

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Levere, Michael
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Acharya, Gayatri
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Bharadwaj, Prashant
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2017-01-10T18:18:08Z
dc.date.available
2017-01-10T18:18:08Z
dc.date.issued
2016-12
dc.description.abstract
Although substantial progress has been made in combating malnutrition at the global level, chronic maternal and child malnutrition remains a serious problem in many parts of the developing world. This paper, using a randomized control trial design in Nepal, evaluates a program that provided information on best practices in providing child care and cash to families in extremely poor areas with pregnant mothers and/or children below the age of 2. The analysis finds significant and sizable impacts of the information plus cash intervention on maternal knowledge, behavior, child development, and nutrition. The sizes of these impacts along some measures of knowledge and development are significantly different from the information-only intervention group, suggesting a potential role for providing a short-term cash safety net along with information to tackle the problem of malnutrition.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/25834
dc.language
English
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en_US
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries
Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7931
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
cash transfers
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information
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early childhood development
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nutrition
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maternal health
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randomized controlled trial
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malnutrition
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safety nets
dc.title
The Role of Information and Cash Transfers on Early Childhood Development
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dc.title.subtitle
Evidence from Nepal
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dc.type
Working Paper
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2016-12-29
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/788751483028902307/The-role-of-information-and-cash-transfers-on-early-childhood-development-evidence-from-Nepal
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-7931
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090224b08482011d_1_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
27063286
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WPS7931
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/788751483028902307/pdf/WPS7931.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
South Asia
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Nepal
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Early Child and Children's Health
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Nutrition
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Poverty Reduction :: Conditional Cash Transfers
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Social Protections and Labor :: Safety Nets and Transfers
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East Asia and the Pacific Region Social Development

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