Rizal Adi Prima

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
445 Swanston St
Melbourne VIC 3000

E-Mail: rizal.prima@rmit.edu.au
Institutional Affiliation: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

NBER Working Papers and Publications

May 2018Cumulative Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia
with Nur Cahyadi, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken, Elan Satriawan, Ekki Syamsulhakim: w24670
Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs have spread worldwide, and are designed to promote comprehensive human capital investments in children, starting from encouraging pre-natal and maternal care and early childhood health interventions and continuing through incentivizing school attendance. Yet evaluating these claims over more than a few years is hard, as most CCT experiments extend the program to the control group after a short experimental period. This paper experimentally estimates the impacts of Indonesia’s cash transfer program (PKH) six years after the program launched, using data from about 14,000 households in 360 sub-districts across Indonesia, taking advantage of the fact that treatment and control locations remained largely intact throughout the period. We find that PKH con...

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