Economic multipliers of cash transfers

Client: WorldBank
Years: 2022
Area of research: Global

The objective of the task is to systematically review the existing literature on the economic multipliers of cash transfers. The purpose of this exercise is to i) review the different methodologies used for the estimated of multiplier, be it at the micro-, meso- or macro-level, and identify key technical issues; ii) summarize and discuss the estimated outcomes by method and context (e.g. region, crisis); and iii) discuss the methods’ (dis)advantages, limitations and data requirement. The review will consider all country context and also include recent COVID-related studies.