Flagship 4 – Social Protection for Agriculture and Resilience: April – June 2019 updates

FLAGSHIP 4 – SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR AGRICULTURE AND RESILIENCE: APRIL – JUNE 2019 UPDATES

In their blog "Cash transfers can help Yemen's conflict-affected children", first published on the Thomson Reuters Foundation News site, Sikandra Kurdi and Olivier Ecker discuss what can be done to address the problem drawing on the two recent PIM-supported studies which provide evidence that cash transfers can reduce conflict-driven malnutrition in Yemen. In another blog featuring results of this work, Sikandra Kurdi, Clemens Breisinger, Hosam Ibrahim, Yashodhan Ghorpade, and Afrah Al-Ahmadi analyse new evidence from an impact evaluation of Yemen’s Cash for Nutrition Program, finding that cash transfer programs that provide households support for purchasing food have effectively reduced conflict-driven acute malnutrition in Yemen.


On June 12, 2019, the IFPRI team working under PIM Flagship 4 organized an endline validation workshop to disseminate research-based evidence from the “Jigisemejiri” project in Mali. The event attracted representatives from different ministries, the United Nations, IRD, and the World Bank.


Daniel Gilligan presented in the Social Protection Seminar Series at the World Bank on May 16 on "Evaluating Takaful: What's the impact of Egyptian flagship CCT?"


Publications

Karachiwalla, Naureen; and Palloni, Giordano. 2019. Human capital and structural transformation: Quasi-experimental evidence from Indonesia. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1836. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133254

Kosec, Katrina; and Mo, Cecilia Hyunjung. 2019. Does relative deprivation condition the effects of social protection programs on political attitudes? Experimental evidence from Pakistan. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1842. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.133270

Kurdi, Sikandra; Breisinger, Clemens; Ibrahim, Hosam; Ghorpade, Yashodhan; and Al-Ahmadi, Afrah. 2019. Responding to conflict: Does “Cash Plus” work for preventing malnutrition? New evidence from an impact evaluation of Yemen’s Cash for Nutrition Program. IFPRI Policy Brief. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/9780896293601

Kurdi, Sikandra; Ghorpade, Yashodhan; and Ibrahim, Hosam. 2019. The cash for nutrition intervention in Yemen: Impact evaluation study. MENA RP Working Paper 19. Washington, DC and Cairo, Egypt: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133219

Masset, Edoardo; Gelli, Aulo; Tranchant, Jean-Pierre; and Diallo, Amadou Sekou. 2019. Impact of conflict on agriculture in Mali. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1843. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.133273

Tranchant, Jean-Pierre; Gelli, Aulo; and Masset, Edoardo. 2019. A micro-level perspective on the relationships between presence of armed groups, armed conflict violence, and access to aid in Mopti, Mali. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1844. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.133274