Microsave Consulting did an impact evaluation of the PKH conditional cash transfer program, one of the largest social assistance programs in Indonesia and managed by the Ministry of Social Affairs which has been operational since 2007.
The objective of the 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.