Report on Operations Assessment and Impact Evaluation of Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH)

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Date Published: 
May 2019
Babur Wasim, Astri Sri Sulastri, Agnes Salyanty, Karthick Morchan & TVS Ravi Kumar

Snapshot of one of Indonesia's largest conditional cash transfer programs

The Ministry of Social Affairs of Indonesia requested MSC to conduct an impact evaluation and operations assessment of Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH), a conditional cash transfer program. PKH is one of the largest social assistance programs of the government of Indonesia and has been operational since 2007. The objective of this study was to give a snapshot of the implementation of the program and to evaluate the outcomes of key health-seeking and education indicators of beneficiaries.

MSC adopted a modified Regression Discontinuity Design to measure the outcomes in the absence of baseline evaluation data. The primary data was collected in 15 provinces across 60 sub-districts. The sample consisted of 1467 beneficiaries of PKH, who formed the treatment group and 1437 non-beneficiaries of PKH, who formed the control group of the study.

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