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Investigating the sustainability of cash transfer effects: the Busibi case

Filippo Grisolia, Sara Dewachter and Nathalie Holvoet

No 50, IOB Analyses & Policy Briefs from Universiteit Antwerpen, Institute of Development Policy (IOB)

Abstract: The Institute of Development Policy (IOB - University of Antwerp) was entrusted by the Belgian non-profit organization Eight VZW to analyze the impacts of its first universal unconditional mobile cash transfer (UCT) pilot project, a small-scale basic income experiment, implemented in the rural Ugandan village Busibi. IOB has been monitoring the program effects, with midline (during the transfer), endline (directly after its end) and follow-up surveys. The latter, in particular, enabled us to investigate to what extent had CT impacts persisted up to 2 years after the end of exposure to cash, a research field often overlooked by the literature. The preliminary descriptive findings presented by this policy brief provide the basis for several research and policy-oriented recommendations, even though further analysis is still needed in order to reach definitive conclusions on the causal pathways which drove the observed effects.

Keywords: cash transfers; unconditional mobile cash transfers; Uganda (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 5 pages
Date: 2022-01
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