Impacts of cash transfers on preventing malnutrition in Yemen

IMPACTS OF CASH TRANSFERS ON PREVENTING MALNUTRITION IN YEMEN

September 5, 2019, 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM EDT

International Food Policy Research Institute
1201 Eye St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 USA

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An impact evaluation of Yemen’s Cash for Nutrition program provides new evidence of the benefits of “cash plus” transfer programs to meet nutritional needs in conflict situations—a context in which rigorous evidence is scarce.

This policy seminar will review the findings on the combination of cash transfers with nutritional education provided by the Yemen Social Fund for Development and its positive impacts on key measures of child and maternal nutrition.

Presenters
Discussants
  • Dominique van de Walle, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Jacob Kurtzer, Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow of Humanitarian Agenda, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Moderator
Related publication

Responding to conflict: Does “Cash Plus” work for preventing malnutrition?: New evidence from an impact evaluation of Yemen’s Cash for Nutrition Program (policy brief)

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The impact evaluation underlying this research was managed by the World Bank and funded by the Nordic Trust Fund. Data collection was funded under the Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project, funded by the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme and its implementing partner the Yemen Social Fund for Development (SFD). This work was undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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