Selected publications on Social Protection

Alderman, Harold H. 2016. Leveraging Social Protection Programs for Improved Nutrition: summary of evidence prepared for the Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs, 2015. Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/462981467040874717/Leveraging-Social-Protection-Programs-for-Improved-Nutrition-summary-of-evidence-prepared-for-the-Global-Forum-on-Nutrition-Sensitive-Social-Protection-Programs-2015

Alderman, Harold. 2015. Linking economic growth and economic equity in transfer programmes. In Policy Focus: The Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Economies. 11(1): 25-27. http://www.ipc-undp.org/pub/eng/PIF31_The_Impact_of_Cash_Transfers_on_Local_Economies.pdf

Alderman, Harold. 2014. Can transfer programs be made more nutrition sensitive? IFPRI Discussion Paper 1342. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/128126
Alderman, Harold; and Yemtsov, Ruslan. 2014. How can safety nets contribute to economic growth? World Bank Economic Review 28(1): 1-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/wber/lht011

Alderman, Harold; Behrman, Jere R.; and Puett, Chloe. Big numbers about small children: Estimating the economic benefits of addressing undernutrition. The World Bank Research Observer. First published online October 3, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/wbro/lkw003

Alderman, Harold; Behrman, Jere R.; Tasneem, Afia. 2015. The contribution of increased equity to the estimated social benefits from a transfer program: An illustration from PROGRESA. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1475. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/129748

Berhane, Guush; Abay, Mehari Hiluf; Woldehanna, Tassew. 2015. Childhood shocks, safety nets and cognitive skills: Panel data evidence from rural Ethiopia. ESSP II Working Paper 73. Washington, D.C. and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/128965

Berhane, Guush; Gilligan, Daniel O.; Hoddinott, John F.; Kumar, Neha; and Seyoum Taffesse, Alemayehu. 2014. Can social protection work in Africa? The impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme. Economic Development and Cultural Change 63(1): 1-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/677753

Berhane, Guush; Hoddinott, John F.; and Kumar, Neha. 2017. The impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme on the nutritional status of children: 2008–2012. ESSP Working Paper 99. Washington, D.C. and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131051

Berhane, Guush; Hoddinott, John F.; and Kumar, Neha. 2017. The impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme on the nutritional status of children: 2008–2012. Synopsis of the ESSP Working Paper 99. Washington, D.C. and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131145

Bordignon, Jacopo; Breisinger, Clemens. 2015. Policy changes in times of crisis: Evidence from the Arab Spatial Policy Analyzer. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1471. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/129731

Buller, Anna Maria; Hidrobo, Melissa; Peterman, Amber; and Heise, Lori. 2016. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? A mixed methods study on causal mechanisms through which cash and in-kind food transfers decreased intimate partner violence. BMC Public Health 16:488. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3129-3

de Brauw, Alan; Gilligan, Daniel O.; Hoddinott, John F. and Roy, Shalini. 2014. The impact of Bolsa Família on schooling: Girls’ advantage increases and older children gain. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1319. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/12801

de Brauw, Alan; Gilligan, Daniel O.; Hoddinott, John F.; and Roy, Shalini. 2015. Bolsa Família and household labor supply. Economic Development and Cultural Change 63(3): 423 -457. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/680092

de Brauw, Alan; Gilligan, Daniel O.; Hoddinott, John F.; and Roy, Shalini. 2015. The Impact of Bolsa Família on Schooling. World Development 70(June 2015): 303 - 316. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.02.001

de Brauw, Alan; Gilligan, Daniel O.; Hoddinott, John F.; Roy, Shalini. 2014. The impact of Bolsa Família on women’s decision-making power. World Development 59(July 2014): 487-504. Available online April 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2013.02.003

Hidrobo, Melissa; Fernald, Lia. 2013. Cash transfers and domestic violence. Journal of Health Economics 32(1): 304-319. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2012.11.002

Hidrobo, Melissa; Hoddinott, John F.; Kumar, Neha; Olivier, Meghan. 2014. Social protection and asset accumulation. Background paper prepared for The State of Food and Agriculture 2015: Social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty. Washington DC, IFPRI. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/129721

Hidrobo, Melissa; Hoddinott, John F.; Kumar, Neha; Olivier, Meghan. 2014. Social protection and food security. Background paper prepared for The State of Food and Agriculture 2015: Social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty. Washington, DC, IFPRI. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/129720

Hidrobo, Melissa; Hoddinott, John F.; Peterman, Amber; Margolies, Amy; and Moreira, Vanessa. 2014. Cash, food, or vouchers? Evidence from a randomized experiment in northern Ecuador. Journal of Development Economics 107(March 2014): 144-156. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2013.11.009

Hidrobo, Melissa; Peterman, Amber; and Heise, Lori. 2016. The effect of cash, vouchers, and food transfers on intimate partner violence: Evidence from a randomized experiment in northern Ecuador. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8(3): 284–303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/app.20150048

Hoddinott, John F.; Berhane, Guush; Gilligan, Daniel O.; Kumar, Neha; Taffesse, Alemayehu Seyoum. 2012. The impact of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme and related transfers on agricultural productivity. Journal of African Economies 21(5): 761-786. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jae/ejs023

Hoddinott, John F.; Karachiwalla, Naureen; Ledlie, Natasha; and Roy, Shalini. Adolescent girls' infant and young child nutrition knowledge levels and sources differ among rural and urban samples in Bangladesh. Maternal & Child Nutrition 12(4): 885 - 897. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12355

Hoddinott, John F.; Sandström, Susanna and Upton, Joanna. 2014. The impact of cash and food transfers: Evidence from a randomized intervention in Niger. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1341. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/128125

Kandpal, Eeshani; Alderman, Harold; Friedman, Jed; Filmer, Deon; Onishi, Junko; and Avalos, Jorge. 2016. A conditional cash transfer program in the Philippines reduces severe stunting. Journal of Nutrition 146(9): 1793 - 1800. http://dx.doi.org/10.3945/jn.116.233684

Kazianga, Harounan; de Walque, Damien; and Alderman, Harold. 2014. School feeding programs, intrahousehold allocation and the nutrition of siblings: Evidence from a randomized trial in rural Burkina Faso. Journal of Development Economics 106(January 2014): 15-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2013.08.007 

Kishore, Avinash and Chakrabarti, Suman. 2015. Is more inclusive more effective? The “new-style” public distribution system in India. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1421. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/129061

Kishore, Avinash; Joshi, Pramod Kumar; and Pandey, Divya. 2015. Drought, distress, and a conditional cash transfer programme to mitigate the impact of drought in Bihar, India. Water International. 40(3): 417-431. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2015.1050579

Kosec, Katrina; and Mo, Cecilia Hyunjung. 2015. Aspirations and the role of social protection: Evidence from a natural disaster in rural Pakistan. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1467. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/129692

Kumar, Neha and Quisumbing, Agnes R. 2014. Gender and resilience. In Resilience for food and nutrition security. Eds. Fan, Shenggen; Pandya-Lorch, Rajul and Yosef, Sivan. Chapter 17. Pp. 155-168. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/128454

Kumar, Neha and Quisumbing, Agnes R. 2014. Gender, shocks, and resilience. 2020 Conference Brief 11. May 17-19, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/128143

Margolies, Amy and Hoddinott, John F. 2014. Costing alternative transfer modalities. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1375. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/128341

Margolies, Amy; and Hoddinott, John F. 2015. Costing alternative transfer modalities. Journal of Development Effectiveness 7(1): 1 - 16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19439342.2014.984745

Margolies, Amy; and Hoddinott, John F. 2014. Mapping the impacts of food aid: Current knowledge and future directions. In Food Security, Volume Four – Food policy for food security, Part Two – Food aid, crop insurance, and agricultural credit, ed. Mark W. Rosegrant. Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: SAGE Publications Ltd. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll5/id/4753

Narayanan, Sudha; Das, Upasak; Liu, Yanyan; and Barrett, Christopher B. 2017. The “Discouraged Worker Effect” in public works programs: Evidence from the MGNREGA in India. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1633. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131152

Nelson, Suzanne; Frankenberger, Tim; Brown, Vicky; Presnall, Carrie; and Downen, Jeanne. 2015. Ex-Post impact assessment review of IFPRI’s research program on social protection, 2000–2012. Independent Impact Assessment Brief 40. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/129437

Nelson, Suzanne; Frankenberger, Tim; Brown, Vicky; Presnall, Carrie; and Downen, Jeanne. 2015. Ex-Post impact assessment review of IFPRI’s research program on social protection, 2000–2012. Independent Impact Assessment Report 40. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/129437

Peterman, Amber; Schwab, Benjamin; Roy, Shalini; Hidrobo, Melissa; and Gilligan, Daniel. 2015. Measuring women’s decisionmaking: Indicator choice and survey design experiments from cash and food transfer evaluations in Ecuador, Uganda, and Yemen. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1453. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/129331

Quiñones, Esteban J. and Roy, Shalini. 2016. The impact of conditional cash transfer programs on indigenous households in Latin America: Evidence from PROGRESA in Mexico. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1511. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/130192

Roy, Shalini; Ara, Jinnat; Das, Narayan; and Quisumbing, Agnes. 2015. “Flypaper effects” in transfers targeted to women: Evidence from BRAC’s “Targeting the Ultra Poor” program in Bangladesh. Journal of Development Economics. 117(November 2015): 1-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2015.06.004

Ruel, Marie T.; Alderman, Harold; and Maternal and Child Nutrition Study Group. 2014. Nutrition-sensitive interventions and programmes: How can they help to accelerate progress in improving maternal and child nutrition? In Food Security, Volume Four – Food policy for food security, Part Three – Social protection and direct interventions, ed. Mark W. Rosegrant. Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: SAGE Publications Ltd. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll5/id/4754 

Sabates-Wheeler, R.; Lind, J.; Hoddinott, J. 2013. Implementing social protection in pastoralist areas: how local distribution structures moderate PSNP outcomes in Ethiopia. World Development 50(1): pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2013.04.005

Social protection by design. 2015. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/129767