With the launch of their Future Perfect section, Vox discusses IPA research on cash benchmarking, comparing cash to the multi-faceted "graduation approach" to helping the poorest of the poor. They discuss how this worked in Uganda and a large-scale randomization tested in Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Pakistan, and Peru. The piece and the research highlight when cash can be effective, but also how IPA is finding out what might work even better.
October 18, 2018
Graduating the Ultra Poor in Ethiopia, Graduating the Ultra Poor in Ghana, Graduating the Ultra Poor in Honduras, Graduating the Ultra Poor in India, Graduating the Ultra Poor in Pakistan, Graduating the Ultra Poor in Peru, Benchmarking a WASH and Nutrition Program to Cash in Rwanda, Variations of Ultra-Poor Graduation Programming in Uganda
Village Enterprise, Catholic Relief Services, GiveDirectly, Google.org, SNV Netherlands Development Organization, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), BRAC, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), Ford Foundation, Plan International, Arariwa, BRAC Development Institute (BDI), Dedebit Credit and Savings Institution (DECSI), Relief Society of Tigray (REST), ODEF, Presbyterian Agricultural Services (PAS), Bandhan, Aga Khan Planning and Building Services, Indus Earth Trust