The Impact of Social Cash Transfer Programmes on Community Dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa
This brief describes key findings of a four-year research project, From Protection to Production (PtoP),
which is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with UNICEF.
Oxford Policy Management partnered with FAO to design and implement the qualitative field research
component. The PtoP project analyzed the impact of social cash transfer programmes in seven
sub-Saharan African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia and Zambia. In
each country, UNICEF, DFID and FAO commissioned an analysis of social cash transfer programmes using a mixed-method approach: qualitative research, econometric analysis of quantitative evaluation data; and general equilibrium models.