Evaluation Of The Social Cash Transfers Pilot Programme, Tigray Region, Ethiopia – Endline Report

Published on 1 January 2016

The International Food Policy Research Institute, together with its collaborators, the Institute of Development Studies and the Department of Economics, Mekelle University, has produced four reports on the evaluation of the Social Cash Transfer Pilot Programme (SCTPP). The inception report (Berhane et al.2012a) outlined the approach proposed for this evaluation work.

This is the fourth report associated with our evaluation of the SCTPP implemented by the Bureau of Social and Labour Affairs (BoLSA), regional Government of Tigray. It has three objectives:

  • The core objective is to assess the contribution of the SCTPP to improvements in household welfare, broadly defined. In addition, it:
  • Updates and summarizes work on the operational aspects of the SCTPP, including the role of Community Care Coalitions; targeting; and pay processes; and
  • Provides basic descriptive statistics on the well-being, livelihoods, schooling, and health of individuals and households of both SCTPP participants and nonparticipants living in Abi Adi and Hintalo Wajirat.

Work presented in this report is based on two rounds of qualitative data collected in August 2012 and April 2014 and seven rounds of quantitative data. Two full length household surveys were fielded in May/June 2012 and May/July 2014. Five shorter monitoring surveys were fielded in October 2012, March, July and November 2013 and March 2014. The final survey included 91.3 percent of households interviewed in May 2012.


Keetie Roelen

IDS Honorary Associate

Stephen Devereux

Research Fellow

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Berhane, G., Devereux, S., Hoddinott, J., Hoel, J., Roelen, K., Abay, K., Kimmel, M., Ledlie, N. and Woldu, T.


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