CGD Expert Discusses Debate Over Long-Term Benefits Of Cash Transfers

Center for Global Development’s “Views from the Center”: Cash Transfers Cure Poverty. Side-Effects Vary. Symptoms May Return When Treatment Stops.
Justin Sandefur, senior fellow at CGD, discusses results from a study in Kenya on cash transfers, writing, “New results from a famous experiment in Kenya have sparked heated debate over whether lump-sum cash transfers have any long-term benefits for those who get them, or even do harm to neighbors who don’t” (4/19).