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 0003-6846

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2015.1073846

Abstract

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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesh; Farm employment; Food security; Occupational choice; Extreme poverty
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 08:30
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 08:30
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/18348

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