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Save the Children Finland
This report presents the results from a quasi-experimental evaluation of a parenting programme implemented with beneficiaries of the government Child Grant Programme in Nepal.
The Child Grant is a cash transfer programme being delivered in 25 districts in Nepal aimed at reducing malnutrition in children below the age of five. This study followed 887 dyads of children and caregivers for a period of 11 months. Of the 887 dyads, 425 dyads were part of the intervention group, which received the parenting programme in addition to the cash transfer received from the government, while 462 dyads in the comparison group only received the cash transfer. The focus of the study is to understand whether the parenting programme resulted in changing parental behaviour and whether there was an impact on early childhood development.