ResultsinHealth and LabSosio of the Universitas Indonesia have been awarded a longitudinal qualitative research project for the Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH). The award was communicated today by GRM International, who is in charge of managing the funding of this project.

The Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH) is a household conditional cash transfer (CCT) programme managed by the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs. It aims at increasing basic school participation for children and improving the health status of mothers and children. The programme supports poor households with regular cash transfers for a period of 5 years, with the goal of ‘graduating’ them out of poverty.

This large research project will take one year, in which ResultsinHealth and LabSosio will investigate why some households fall back into poverty after cash transfers have stopped, and others do not. A wide range of qualitative research methods will be employed to explore the many factors involved in poverty and poverty reduction activities. The study will contribute to the research evidence required to help poor families out of extreme poverty. It is expected that this information will be of use of poverty reductio actities in the whole of Indonesia