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.
|Place of Publication
|Published - Feb 2013
|WIDER Working Paper
- impact evaluation ; poverty ; antipoverty transfers ; Latin America ; sub-Saharan Africa
- Global Development Institute