Malawi - Schooling, Income, and Health Risk Impact Evaluation Household Survey 2007-2008, Round I (Baseline)

Short Name: 
MWI SIHR 2007 Baseline 

Malawi Conditional Cash Transfer Program (CCT) is a randomized cash transfer intervention targeting young women in Zomba region. The program provides incentives to current schoolgirls and recent dropouts to stay in or return to school. The incentives include average payment of US$10 a month conditional on satisfactory school attendance and direct payment of secondary school fees.

The CCT program started at the beginning of the Malawian school year in January 2008 and continued until November 2009. The impact evaluation study was designed to evaluate the impact of the program on various demographic and health outcomes of its target population, such as nutritional health, sexual behavior, fertility, and subsequent HIV risk.

Baseline data collection was administered from September 2007 to January 2008. The research targeted girls and young women, between the ages of 13 and 22, who were never married. Overall, 3,810 girls and young women were surveyed in the first round. The follow-up survey was carried out from October 2008 to February 2009. The third round was conducted between March and September 2010, after Malawi Conditional Cash Transfer Program was completed. The fourth round started in April 2012 and will continue until September 2012. 

Source / Citation: 
Sarah Baird, George Washington University, Craig McIntosh, University of California San Diego, Berk Ozler, World Bank. Malawi Schooling, Income, and Health Risk Impact Evaluation Household Survey (SIHR) 2007-2008, Round I (Baseline), Ref. MWI_2007_SIHR_v01_M_v01_A_PUF. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date]. 
First released on: 
23 Sep, 2015 
Last version on: 
23 Sep, 2015 
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