‘Cash Plus’: Linking Cash Transfers to Services and Sectors

Published on 1 June 2018

Cash transfers have been successful in reducing food insecurity, increasing consumption, building resiliency against economic shocks, improving productivity and increasing school enrolment. Despite the many successes of cash transfer programmes, they can also fall short of achieving longer-term and second-order impacts related to nutrition, learning and health outcomes. A recent study highlights how so-called ‘Cash Plus’ programmes, which offer additional components or linkages to existing services on top of regular cash payments, may help address such shortcomings.


Keetie Roelen

Research Fellow / Co-Director, Centre for Social Protection

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Roelen, K., Palermo, T. and Prencipe, L.


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