NEW STUDY: Dispelling Cash Transfer Myths in Africa

Washington, D.C.: Unconditional cash transfers paid to vulnerable populations as regular, predictable income support is now an established programmatic strategy to combat poverty and social exclusion and build resilience to shocks in Africa. However, despite evidence which points towards the transformative impact of cash transfers, common myths hinder the development of these programs. These myths undercut potential improvements in well-being and livelihood strengthening among the poor, which these programs can bring about in sub-Saharan Africa, and globally, according to a new study.