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Study Overview

Title:
Burkina Faso Cash Transfer for Tackling Vulnerabilities
Study is 3ie funded:
No
Study ID:
RIDIE-STUDY-ID-5e01b8813f57c
Initial Registration Date:
12/24/2019
Last Update Date:
12/11/2019
Study Status:
In Development
Location(s):
Burkina Faso
Abstract:

This study seeks to examine the impact of a cash transfer program meant to tackle vulnerabilities in four regions of Burkina Faso. The primary objective is to alleviate chronic poverty among the most vulnerable population. Eligibility is based on a nationally implemented means tested scorecard which is then followed with community validation. The treatment group comprise of 1500 households selected from 4 municipalities and the control group comprise of 1500 households that have been validated but will not be immediately reached due to inadequate funding. 

Registration Citation:
Categories:
Education
Health, Nutrition, and Population
Social Protection
Additional Keywords:
cash transfer,
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Principal Investigator(s)

Name of First PI:
Frank Otchere
Affiliation:
UNICEF
Name of Second PI:
Abdramane Soura
Affiliation:
Institut Superieur Des Sciences De la Population (ISSP)

Research Partner

Name of Partner Institution:
Institut Superieur Des Sciences De la Population (ISSP)
Type of Organization:
Research institute/University
Location:
Burkina Faso
Intervention

Intervention Overview

Intervention:

Cash transfer to selected households, complemented by Community level WASH and Nutrition Interventions

Theory of Change:

The intervention is expected to directly increase household consumption as well as increase investment in household economic activities such as crop and livestock production. At the individual level, the cash transfer is expected to:

  • improve nutrition and health among infants and young children;
  • increase schooling, material well-being and mental health among adolescents; and
  • improve well-being, general health, mental health among adult caregivers.

The potential realization of these impacts would be moderated by factors such as access to services, availability of information, household attitudes towards risk, and shocks

Multiple Treatment Arms Evaluated?
Yes

Implementing Agency

Type of Organization:
Public Sector, e.g. Government Agency or Ministry

Intervention Timing

Intervention or Program Started at time of Registration?
No
Start Date:
02/01/2020
End Date:
02/01/2022
Evaluation Method

Evaluation Method Overview

Primary (or First) Evaluation Method:
Matching
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Additional Evaluation Method (If Any):
Difference in difference/fixed effects
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Method Details

Details of Evaluation Approach:

Randomization into treatment was only possible at the municipality level with only 4 treatment and 4 comparison municipalities. Therefore IPRWA would be used for matching households to establish baseline balance. Two rounds of data collection are planned, and difference in difference would be used in the impact estimations, taking into account the matching, attrition and unequal sampling weights. 

Outcomes (Endpoints):

Household consumption, household assest, household economic participation, child nutrition, school enrolment, adolescent mental health, 

Unit of Analysis:
Household
Hypotheses:

The main hypothesis is that the cash transfer would result to poverty reduction of 10 percentage points at the minimum. 

Unit of Intervention or Assignment:
Household
Number of Clusters in Sample:
8
Number of Individuals in Sample:
3000
Size of Treatment, Control, or Comparison Subsamples:
1500

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Data

Outcomes Data

Description:
Household survey and a community and market survey
Data Already Collected?
No
Data Previously Used?
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Treatment Assignment Data

Participation or Assignment Information:
Yes
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Registration Category

Registration Category:
Prospective, Category 1: Data for measuring impacts have not been collected
Completion

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