THE EFFECTS OF CASH TRANSFERS ON HOUSEHOLD RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE SHOCKS IN THE ARID AND SEMI ARID COUNTIES OF NORTHERN KENYA
Keywords:Cash transfers, climate shocks, Resilience
Climatic events and other natural-related disasters experienced in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of northern Kenya negatively affect pastoral livelihoods of the communities. Addressing vulnerability to climate shocks among pastoral communities of Kenya’s Arid and Semi-lands (ASALs) presents a persistent challenge. Cash transfer programmes have increasingly grown as one mode of building household resilience. Understanding the role of cash transfers interventions on household resilience to climate shocks is key to policy programming. This paper adopted the resilience index measurement analysis framework by food and agricultural organization (FAO) to construct household resilience index. Panel fixed effects model was used to determine the effects of cash transfers on household resilience. The results indicate that cash transfers have positive significant effects on household resilience to climate shocks.
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