Cash and Compliance with Social Distancing in Ghana

Researchers:
Matthew Lowe
Isaac Osei-Akoto
Location:
Ghana
Timeline:
2020 - 2021
Target group:
  • Rural population
  • Urban population
Outcome of interest:
  • Communicable diseases
Intervention type:
  • Cash transfers
  • COVID-19 response
AEA RCT registration number:
AEARCTR-0005861
Research papers:

As coronavirus spreads in developing countries, an important question is how to improve the resilience of poor households to its economic ramifications, and facilitate their adherence to calls for social distancing. From this perspective, researchers aim to understand the role that digital cash transfers can play as a policy tool both to increase household resilience during the pandemic and to stem the spread of the disease by increasing adherence to social distancing in Ghana.