Assessing the Karnataka Cash Transfer Program

Project Description

In March 2010, the Government of Karnataka approved a ten million rupee Cash Transfer Program to provide targeted monetary support to orphans and vulnerable children, which may contribute to the underlying economic viability of a household to support a child’s needs such as medical care, housing, education and nutrition. The Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) was set up as a partnership between Karnataka State AIDS prevention Society (KSAPS) and the University of Manitoba, Canada in the year 2003 and has developed a methodology to assess family need. KHPT is providing training to government front line workers to implement the family assessments of the Cash Transfer Program at the village level. This activity will focus on the components of the cash transfer scheme and work with the staff implementing the program, as well as families receiving cash support and those not receiving cash support to better understand the preliminary effect of this scheme on orphans and vulnerable children affected or infected by HIV.

This is one project under the CGHD’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children Research in India.

Project Details

Principal Investigator Candace Miller, Lora Sabin
Boston University Co-Investigators Malcolm Bryant, Jonathon Simon
  • Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT)
Country(ies) India
Dates of Research 2011–2012