by Catherine Arnold, Tim Conway and Matthew Greenslade
UK Department for International Development (DFID), April 2011
This paper provides a synthesis of current global evidence on the impact of cash transfers in developing countries and of what works in different contexts, or for different development objectives and challenges. It takes into account inevitable trade-offs, for example, between targeting and keeping administration costs low. The paper concludes with priorities for further evidence generation and recommendations for DFID policy and programmes.