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The Role of Cash Transfer Programs in Promoting Sustainable Development Goals for the Urban Poor Woman in Nairobi.

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dc.contributor.author Migwi, Grace Wanjiru
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-09T08:20:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-09T08:20:07Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/3581
dc.description A Thesis Submitted to the School of Humanities And Social Sciences In Partial Fulfillment Of Requirement For A Master’s Degree in International Relations en_US
dc.description.abstract The main objective of the study sought to determine the role of cash transfer programs in promoting sustainable development goals for the urban poor woman in Nairobi. It focused on the role of cash transfer programs in promoting poverty alleviation and gender equality. The study used capability approach, the theory of change and, sustainable livelihood approach for cash transfers in its theoretical framework. The capability approach advocates for the promotion of people's capabilities and freedoms. Theory of change looks at the different pathways of cash transfer programs. The study found that cash transfers if made predictable and regular for the urban poor woman in Nairobi have long- term impacts on the livelihoods of the beneficiaries. The study also revealed that cash transfer programs had a large impact on gender equality and hunger, which is a manifestation of poverty. The study found that the cash transfers promoted the participation of the beneficiaries in income generating activities. Although the cash transfer program in Mukuru had a positive impact on poverty reduction, it is still difficult to determine whether or not the cash transfer program promoted intergenerational poverty reduction because of the short period of the cash transfer program ran. The cash transfers were used by the women for their daily needs. The cash transfers assisted the women to get into different investments and saving groups. The cash transfer programs empowered the women in urban informal settlements. Based on the findings of the study recommends that there is an increase of the amount given to the beneficiaries because of the changes in the cost of living in urban areas. The study also recommends for the governments and development partners commitment and funding to the cash transfer programs this will promote the long-term impact of the cash transfers. It recommends that to tackle poverty, hunger and gender inequality and achieve these goals more coverage is needed to be able to realize significant progress in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. The thesis recommends further research on the sustainability of cash transfer programs in promoting development goals. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Cash Transfer en_US
dc.subject Programs en_US
dc.subject Sustainable Development Goals en_US
dc.subject Urban Poor Woman en_US
dc.subject Nairobi en_US
dc.title The Role of Cash Transfer Programs in Promoting Sustainable Development Goals for the Urban Poor Woman in Nairobi. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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