Cash transfer programs, growing around the globe since the mid-1990s, are a cost-effective way to improve the lives of poor households across many domains. Explore our work on cash transfers, programs that address poor households’ severe budget constraints and many investment needs ranging across education, health, household, and business.
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28 Feb 2019
International Women's Day, March 8, celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe, and calls attention to the need for accelerating gender parity. In recognition of this global day of awareness, we invite you to learn more about our findings and projects on women's empowerment and education for women and girls.
26 Feb 2019
Women and girls in low-and middle-income countries face societal and structural barriers related to education, employment, and health status. To counter these challenges, governments, development agencies, and nongovernmental organizations have invested in different types of women’s empowerment collectives, including economic self-help group programs and women’s groups practicing participatory learning and action.
To counter socioeconomic and structural challenges in low- and middle-income countries, governments, development agencies, and nongovernmental organizations have invested in different types of women’s empowerment collectives (WECs), including economic self-help group programs and women’s groups practicing participatory learning and action.
4 Jan 2019
As the new year begins, we reflect on the efforts of our Professional Services Division to further AIR’s mission of conducting and applying the best behavioral and social science research, evaluation, and technical assistance towards improving people's lives. Here are just a few highlights of this work across 2018.
2 Jan 2019
As we look back over 2018, AIR's Professional Services Division reflects on the progress we’ve made in fulfilling our mission of conducting and applying the best behavioral and social science research, evaluation, and technical assistance towards improving people’s lives.
India is the largest producer of cotton in the world. AIR and its partners conducted a social, economic, and environmental impact assessment of cotton farming in Madhya Pradesh, with the aim of better understanding the outcomes for cotton farming on the farmers and the environment.
The Special Olympics Unified Schools program creates opportunities for the social inclusion of youth with intellectual disabilities through Unified Sports, Inclusive Youth Leadership development, and Whole School Engagement activities; however, little is known about whether this program has similar effects outside the United States. To support Special Olympics in increasing its evaluation efforts of Unified Schools programs internationally, AIR partnered with Special Olympics International to develop an evaluation framework that will serve as a guide for future international evaluations.
3 Dec 2018
Q & A
The First 1000 Most Critical Days program was designed to provide women in Zambia with a host of maternal and infant health supports. In this Q&A, Hannah Ring provides insight into how the program worked and the challenges of bundling multiple interventions.
6 Sep 2018
While international literacy rates have improved over past decades, challenges remain. AIR literacy experts are currently researching, evaluating, and implementing strategies to improve literacy rates across the country and around the world. As a part of the 2018 International Literacy Day conversation, we collected quotes from our experts and facts on international literacy.