Evaluation of Jamaica's PATH conditional cash transfer programme

Levy, Dan; Ohls, Jim (2010)


Levy, Dan, and Jim Ohls. 2010. “Evaluation Of Jamaica's Path Conditional Cash Transfer Programme”. Journal Of Development Effectiveness 2 (4): 421-441.
This paper summarises the findings of an evaluation of the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), a conditional cash transfer programme implemented by the Government of Jamaica. The authors find that PATH was generally implemented as intended; exhibited better targeting to the poor than other similar social assistance programmes in Jamaica; and had positive and statistically significant impacts on school attendance and number of preventive healthcare visits for children. They find no evidence, however, that PATH was able to affect longer-term outcomes such as marks, grade progression, or healthcare status.