Evaluating antipoverty transfer programmes in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Better policies? Better politics?

Armando Barrientos, Juan Miguel Villa Lora

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Abstract

The paper provides a comparative analysis of the incidence of evaluation methods in antipoverty transfer programmes in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. The paper identifies two broad explanations for the incidence of evaluation in antipoverty transfer programmes in developing countries, one emphasising the advantages of a shift towards evidence-based development policy, and a second explanation emphasising political factors. The paper assesses their relevance in the context of Latin American and sub-Saharan African countries with a view to throwing light on whether the evaluation of antipoverty transfer programmes will lead to an improved effectiveness of the relevant government agencies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

Publication series

NameWIDER Working Paper
PublisherUNU-WIDER
No.2013/009

Keywords

  • impact evaluation ; poverty ; antipoverty transfers ; Latin America ; sub-Saharan Africa

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute

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