Advancing out of poverty in Ghana: the role of the livelihood empowerment against poverty (leap) program
Oduro, Razak; Oforiwaa Amanfo-Tetteh, Regina (2017), Advancing out of poverty in Ghana: the role of the livelihood empowerment against poverty (leap) program, NOPOOR Policy Brief, 35, p. 6. https://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/18113
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Oforiwaa Amanfo-Tetteh, Regina
Abstract (EN)In this policy brief, we present an analysis of a household survey conducted on the utilization of the receipt of Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) cash transfers in Ghana. The focus of the study was to track and ascertain the contribution of the LEAP program in reducing poverty and vulnerability in the lives of beneficiaries.The study revealed that king a difference in the lives of the poor beneficiaries in the short-term by improving school attendance of children, incentivizing children to stay in school, households being covered by health insurance and are able to purchase limited agricultural products.However, the findings suggest that there is little or no guarantee for a sustained poverty alleviation in a much longer term because the LEAP cash amounts were not enough to cater for the needs of all household members. We recommend that LEAP takes a social investment approach in the lives of the poor with aim to facilitate beneficiaries into a sustainable employment and economic opportunities.
Subjects / KeywordsCCT; Youth; Ghana
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