Effects of Conditional Cash Transfer Programme on Livelihoods and Wellbeing of Community Members of Kaugama LGA of Jigawa State


    This study investigated the effects of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme on the livelihoods and well-being of community members in Kaugama Local Government Area (LGA) of Jigawa State, Nigeria. Conditional Cash Transfer programmes have gained prominence as a poverty alleviation strategy for low-income countries. The research employed a narrative method with qualitative assessments. The study adopted both primary and secondary methods of data collection through the means of survey and documentary methods of data collection. The primary data analysed in this study was collected using a structured interview, while the secondary data was collected from the documented records of the National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO). Tables, percentages, and content analysis methods were used to analyse the data. This study utilised Social Capital Theory to advance credible arguments for the discourse. From the findings made, it was concluded that the Conditional Cash Transfer programme has improved the food consumption of beneficiaries, enhanced access to health facilities for beneficiaries and enabled them to enrol more of their children in schools. One of the recommendations was that, based on the promising outcomes in the Kaugama Local Government Area, more funding should be provided for the Conditional Cash Transfer programme to upscale it to cover more beneficiaries in Jigawa State. This could have a wider-reaching positive impact on food security, healthcare access, and education in the state in particular and the nation at large.

    Keywords: Beneficiaries, Cash Transfer, Social Assistance, Social Investment, Policy 

    DOI: 10.36349/zamijoh.2023.v02i02.005

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    author/ MAITALATA Yakubu Kwassam & ALIEGBA Becky Ade PhD

    journal/Zamfara IJOH Vol. 2, Issue 2