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Assessment of the Child Grant targeted to Dalit children

Hero image description: Children of Bajura, Nepal Image credit:Photo credit: Nepal Participatory Action Network (NEPAN ) Image license:ODI given rights - not for use outside of F01768

UNICEF Nepal commissioned ODI to assess the Child Grant cash transfer in Nepal. This study analyses the effects of the grant and effectiveness of programme delivery, to identify barriers that may hinder impact.

The study has a particular focus on assessing the effectiveness of the targeting mechanism. The analysis is based on mixed methods research conducted in late 2014/early 2015. It draws on a household survey of 2,000 Dalit households and more than 70 in-depth interviews, focus group discussions and key informant interviews. 

Two case study districts have been selected that have a proportionally high share of Dalit households, compared to the national average. These districts are Bajura (25% Dalit population), in the Far-Western Mountains, and Saptari (23% Dalit population), in the Eastern Terai. The case studies should highlight the extent and scope of impact, identify barriers and the extent of effectiveness. The study is expected to be completed by September 2015.


Richard Mallett

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