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Evaluating the long-run impact of an innovative anti-poverty programme: evidence using household panel data

Asadullah, M. N. and Ara, J. (2016) Evaluating the long-run impact of an innovative anti-poverty programme: evidence using household panel data. Applied Economics, 48 (2). pp. 107-120. ISSN 1466-4283

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1073846

Abstract/Summary

Using a four-round panel data set from the first phase of the Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction - Targeting the Ultra Poor (CFPR - TUP) programme of BRAC, we investigate whether a one-off transfer of livestock assets improves well-being of the very poor women in Bangladesh. Programme impact is assessed on a wide range of monetary and nonmonetary measures of well-being using difference-in-difference (DD) as well as matching methods. We find significant positive long-term impact on food security, household savings, assets and participation in microfinance. Participant women are less likely to be in distress occupation and more into self-employment. However, the long-term effect is much smaller for most outcomes when compared to short- and medium-run impacts. We conclude by discussing the significance of the institutional and regional context for the observed time path of estimated programme effect.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:68829
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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