India’s Bihar Child Support Programme is a conditional cash transfer programme, improving child nutrition outcomes in Bihar.
India’s Bihar Child Support Programme (BCSP) was a conditional cash transfer programme, aimed at improving child nutrition outcomes in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states.
Our impact evaluation showed that BCSP had significant effects on the proportion of children who were wasted and underweight, and the proportion of mothers who were underweight and anaemic.
Discover more about the programme and its impact via the infographics set below:
Designing of successful conditional cash transfers — a checklist
The evaluation generates important lessons for cash transfer programming, especially the Government of India’s new Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (Prime Minister’s Maternity Benefit Programme), including the checklist below: