Asset Transfer Program


The Asset Transfer Project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of asset and cash transfers, hence providing policy recommendations towards designing the best social safety net which can improve incomes of the ultra-poor belonging to four districts of Punjab, Pakistan.

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Principal Investigators

Dr. Imran Rasul, University College London
Dr. Adnan Qadir Khan, London School of Economics
Dr. Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics
Robin Burgess,  London School of Economics 
Dr. Orazio Attanasio,  University College London 

Project Period



Data collected allows to shed light on how markets operate in rural areas of Pakistan and how market failures can be catered using asset and cash transfers.