The Transfer Project

The Transfer Project is an innovative research initiative led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNICEF, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to understand the broad impacts of government-led cash transfer programs in sub-Saharan Africa. National governments and local research organizations are key partners in all stages to assure research is utilized to inform the design and expansion of national social cash transfers (SCTs).

The Transfer Project supports learning and innovation on social cash transfers by:

  • Designing and implementing impact evaluations of national programs;
  • Promoting learning on the impacts of SCTs;
  • Contributing to the expansion of the knowledge base on technical aspects of impact evaluation design and implementation by sharing tools, protocols and instruments; and
  • Sharing rich primary impact evaluation data sets.

The Transfer Project started in 2008, and has participated in evaluations in Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, and Madagascar. Key project personnel are based at the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti, the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Food and Agricultural Organization.

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Kenya Cash-Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Impact Evaluation (CT-OVC) Data - Core Files (TTP Non-sensitive)

Requirements:

Core Files (Individual, Household, Community, Supplemental Materials)

Data collection years: 2007, 2009, 2011

Sample: 2792 households, 19323 individuals

This three-wave panel of data was created to evaluate the impact of Kenya’s CT-OVC cash transfer program. The data package contains six primary datasets (from three individual/household and three community surveys) and several auxiliary datasets that provide additional information on tracking and attrition. Although topics addressed vary slightly across survey waves, all contain information on health, financial well-being, education, and productivity of recipient and non-recipient households.

The data within this study are restricted due to potential for deductive disclosure and the requirements of the Government of Kenya for data release. Once your request is approved, the files will be available to download from the CPC Dataverses hosted by the Odum Institute. The dataset is accompanied by a Data Use Instructions document (available below) that should be read prior to requesting any data, as it provides further information on the project and dataset contents.

Data use instructions

Questionnaires

Topics:

  • Education
  • Health status
  • Anthropometry
  • Demographic factors
  • Financial Activities
  • Household Consumption
  • Livelihood
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural development
  • Psychological Factors

Kenya Cash-Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Impact Evaluation (CT-OVC) Data - Young Person’s Module (TTP Sensitive)

Requirements:

Young Person's Module

Data collection years: 2011

Sample: 1235 households, 2218 individuals

In addition to the core files, the Kenya CT-OVC contains a section with sensitive questions excluded from the main package. To obtain the Young Persons Module, which includes sensitive information on Aspirations, Goals and Feelings, Social Networks, and Sexual Activity of household members aged 15-25, please submit all the documents required for non-sensitive data access AND additional documentation (Data Security Plan and IRB approval).

The dataset is accompanied by a Data Use Instructions document (available below) that should be read prior to requesting any data, as it provides further information on the project and dataset contents.

Once your request has been submitted, The Transfer Project Staff will review it and follow-up with you by email within one month.

Data use instructions

Questionnaire

Topics:

  • Adolescents
  • Social Networks
  • Youth
  • Sexual Behavior

Kenya Cash-Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Impact Evaluation (CT-OVC) Data - Core Files

Core Files (Individual, Household, Community, Supplemental Materials)

Data collection years: 2007, 2009, 2011

Sample: 2792 households, 19323 individuals

This three-wave panel of data was created to evaluate the impact of Kenya’s CT-OVC cash transfer program. The data package contains six primary datasets (from three individual/household and three community surveys) and several auxiliary datasets that provide additional information on tracking and attrition. Although topics addressed vary slightly across survey waves, all contain information on health, financial well-being, education, and productivity of recipient and non-recipient households.

The data within this study are restricted due to potential for deductive disclosure and the requirements of the Government of Kenya for data release. Once your request is approved, the files will be available to download from the CPC Dataverses hosted by the Odum Institute. The dataset is accompanied by a Data Use Instructions document (available below) that should be read prior to requesting any data, as it provides further information on the project and dataset contents.

Data use instructions

Questionnaires

Topics:

  • Education
  • Health status
  • Anthropometry
  • Demographic factors
  • Financial Activities
  • Household Consumption
  • Livelihood
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural development
  • Psychological Factors

Kenya Cash-Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Impact Evaluation (CT-OVC) Data - Young Person’s Module

Young Person's Module

Data collection years: 2011

Sample: 1235 households, 2218 individuals

In addition to the core files, the Kenya CT-OVC contains a section with sensitive questions excluded from the main package. To obtain the Young Persons Module, which includes sensitive information on Aspirations, Goals and Feelings, Social Networks, and Sexual Activity of household members aged 15-25, please submit all the documents required for non-sensitive data access AND additional documentation (Data Security Plan and IRB approval).

The dataset is accompanied by a Data Use Instructions document (available below) that should be read prior to requesting any data, as it provides further information on the project and dataset contents.

Once your request has been submitted, The Transfer Project Staff will review it and follow-up with you by email within one month.

Data use instructions

Questionnaire

Topics:

  • Adolescents
  • Social Networks
  • Youth
  • Sexual Behavior