Can Integrated Social Protection Programmes Affect Social Cohesion? Mixed-Methods Evidence from Malawi

Author
Francesco Burchi, Federico Roscioli
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
German Development Institute (DIE)
Abstract
Using a mixed-method approach we show the impacts of an integrated social protection programme on social cohesion in Malawi. We find no concrete effect of the lump-sum transfer; in contrast, the business training enhances social cohesion especially when accompanied by participation in saving groups.
Topic
Poverty, Finance, Business , Social Cohesion
Political Geography
Africa, Malawi