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June 27, 2017Knowledge Portal
The impact of remittances in Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe

This report¬†provides an analysis on the impact of cross-border remittances on the lives of households in Malawi, Lesotho and Zimbabwe, and the role that access to financial services plays in shaping that impact. Authors argue that remittances play a complex role in poverty alleviation. »

January 4, 2017Knowledge Portal
Impact of cash transfer programs on food security and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-country analysis

This paper by the Global Food Security journal explores the extent to which government-run cash transfer programs in four sub-Saharan countries affect food security and nutritional outcomes. These programs include Ghana’s Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty, Kenya’s Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Lesotho’s Child Grants Program and Zambia’s Child Grant model of the Social Cash Transfer program. »

October 11, 2016Knowledge Portal
Farm input subsidy programmes (FISPs): A benefit for, or the betrayal of, SADC’s small-scale farmers?

This paper by the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACBIO) reviews the farm input subsidy programmes (FISPs) within countries belonging to the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), to ascertain whether input subsidies have benefited small-scale farmers, have increased food security at the household and national levels, and have improved the incomes of small-scale farmers. »