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Productive Impacts of the Child Grant Programme in Zambia


  • Silvio Daidone

    () (IPC-IG)

  • Benjamin Davis

    () (IPC-IG)

  • Joshua Dewbre

    () (IPC-IG)

  • Mario González-Flores

    () (IPC-IG)

  • Sudhanshu Handa

    () (IPC-IG)

  • David Seidenfeld

    () (IPC-IG)

  • Gelson Tembo

    () (IPC-IG)


The Child Grant Programme (CGP) is one of Zambias flagship social protection schemes. It targets ultra-poor districts not previously served by other government programmes. Established in 2010, the CGP reaches 20,000 households with children under the age of five. At the time of the baseline household survey in 2010, beneficiary households received Kwacha (ZMK) 55 a month (about USD12) regardless of household size; this amount was subsequently increased to ZMK60 a month. The grant represents 28 per cent of monthly consumption. Payments were regular and made on a bimonthly basis.(?)

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  • Silvio Daidone & Benjamin Davis & Joshua Dewbre & Mario González-Flores & Sudhanshu Handa & David Seidenfeld & Gelson Tembo, 2015. "Productive Impacts of the Child Grant Programme in Zambia," One Pager 275, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:275

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    1. Stanfield Michelo, 2015. "Social Cash Transfer Scale-up for Zambia," One Pager 287, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.

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    PtoP; Cash Transfer Programme; Protection to Production; Productive Impacts; Child Grant Programme; Zambia;

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