Changing lives $13 at a time

The country of Malawi is one of the poorest in the world — unemployment is high, HIV prevalence is about 14 percent, and for many people, food is scarce. But a government assistance program is making strides in reducing poverty with only $13 a month per household.

Boston University’s Center for International Health & Development (CIHD) has implemented an external evaluation that measures the impact of the cash on households receiving it, and assesses how the system is working and where it can improve.