Knowledge Matters – Twenty Years of Child Survival Programs
This issue of Knowledge Matters gives an overview of Concern's work and learning during twenty years of USAID-funded Child Survival programs from 1998 - 2018.
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This study presents the findings from a quasi-experimental longitudinal study of a conditional emergency cash transfer programme implemented by Concern Worldwide in 2012 during a food crisis in Tahoua, Niger.
The study found that this emergency cash transfer programme promoted child weight gain and reduced the risk of acute malnutrition among children in the context of a food crisis. The authors suspect that the use of strategic conditional terms and a valuable transfer size were key features in achieving this result. Future studies of this nature would benefit from pre-baseline measurements, more exhaustive data collection on household characteristics and transfer use, and further investigation into the use of conditional terms in emergency settings.