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The Impact of Cash Transfer Programs on Labor and Assets in Kenya

3ie-IFPRI Seminar Series Continues
January 22, 2013

The sixth International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and IFPRI Impact Evaluation Seminar was held on January 31 at 12:30 EST. Paul Winters of American University spoke about how the Kenya Cash Transfer Programme for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) has impacted individual and household decisions regarding labor, productive activities, and accumulation of productive assets.

Winters discussed results from the paper The Impact of the Kenya CT-OVC Programme on Productive Activities and Labor Allocation. This paper examines results of a four-year study that found a variety of generally positive impacts on the adult labor supply, livestock ownership, and food consumption from home production. A video of the seminar is posted to the event website

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and IFPRI Seminar Series highlights the latest impact evaluation research and facilitates discussion of how to bring improvements and innovation to the field of impact evaluation. The 3ie-IFPRI Seminar Series presents speakers and discussants whose work features innovative methodologies and addresses crucial evaluation questions. The series began in May 2012 and now continues in 2013 after a brief holiday hiatus.