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The contribution of Nepal’s Child Grant to social inclusion in the Karnali region: country briefing

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Babken Babajanian, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Rebecca Holmes

Briefing/policy papers

​This study examined the impacts of the Child Grant on five dimensions of social exclusion: i) household consumption and food security; ii) access to and utilisation of basic services; iii) labour market and economic opportunities; iv) social relations and participation in local communities; and v) perceptions of local and central government.

The objective was to assess not only the effects of the Child Grant but also its effectiveness in promoting ‘transformative’ outcomes. The research was guided by the social exclusion framework, which emphasises the importance of assessing impacts of interventions on various dimensions of wellbeing and the extent they tackle drivers of poverty and vulnerability. In assessing the effects of the Child Grant, the study generated evidence on the context-related economic, social and institutional factors that mediated its impact.

Tej Prasad Adhikari, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Babken Babajanian