3ie Impact Evaluation Report 32

The effect of transfers and preschool on children’s cognitive development in Uganda

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 32

This study by Gilligan and Roy examines the impacts of two transfer modalities linked to school enrolment on children’s cognitive and non-cognitive development in Karamoja, Uganda. The study finds that, while multiple-micronutrient-fortified food transfers had no significant impact, cash transfers led to a significant increase in cognitive measures of children by about nine percentage points relative to the control group.

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