Dr. Nyasha Tirivayi

Researcher

Research group(s):
2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics

Nyasha Tirivayi studied public policy and policy analysis at the School of Governance, Maastricht University. In 2011 she obtained her PhD from Maastricht University with a thesis entitled ''The Welfare Effects of Integrating AIDS Treatment with Food Transfers: Evidence from Zambia". She did her post-doctoral research at TIER, Maastricht University. She recently worked for the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization as a social protection specialist.

Research Interests
Impact Evaluation, Development Economics, International Health, Demography, Education




Selected publications by Nyasha Tirivayi


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Tesfaye, Wondimagegn & Nyasha Tirivayi, 2018, The Impacts of Postharvest Storage Innovations on Food Security and Welfare in Ethiopia, Food Policy, 75: 52-67, DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2018.01.004, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha, Louise Nennen, Wondimagegn Tesfaye & Qiang Ma, 2018, The benefits of collective action: Exploring the role of forest producer organizations in social protection, Forest Policy and Economics, 90: 106-114, DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2018.01.010, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2018, Does integrating AIDS treatment with food assistance affect labor supply? Evidence from Zambia, Economics and Human Biology, 28: 79-91, DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2017.11.006, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2017, The Impact of Food Assistance on Dietary Diversity and Food Consumption among People Living with HIV/AIDS, AIDS and Behavior, 21(12): 3515-3526, DOI: 10.1007/s10461-016-1646-9, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha, Marco Knowles & Benjamin Davis, 2016, The interaction between social protection and agriculture: A review of evidence, Global Food Security, 10: 52-62, DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2016.08.004, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha & John. R. Koethe, 2016, The economic benefits of high CD4 counts among people living with HIV/AIDS in Zambia, Journal of Public Health, 38(4): 704-711, DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv199, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha, 2016, Widowhood and Access to Health Care: a Population Based Study in Uganda, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27(3): 1555-66, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha, Wim Groot & Henriette Maasen van den Brink, 2014, Group incentives for teachers and their effects on student learning: A systematic review of theory and evidence, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 25: 570-601, DOI: 10.1080/09243453.2013.857697, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha, Henriette Maasen van den Brink & Wim Groot, 2014, Group Incentives for Teachers and their Effect on Student Learning: A Systematic Review of Theory and Evidence, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 25(4): 570-601, More information
Posse, Mariana, Nyasha Tirivayi, Rob Baltussen & Unnati Saha, 2013, The effect of Food Assistance on Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy among HIV/AIDS Patients in Sofala Province, in Mozambique: a retrospective study, Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research, 4: 198-, DOI: 10.4172/2155-6113.1000198, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha, John R Koethe & Wim Groot, 2012, Clinic-Based Food Assistance is Associated with Increased Medication Adherence among HIV-Infected Adults on Long-Term Antiretroviral Therapy in Zambia, Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research, 3: 171-188, DOI: 10.4172/2155-6113.1000171, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2011, Health and welfare effects of integrating AIDS treatment with food assistance in resource constrained settings: a systematic review of theory and evidence, Social Science & Medicine, 73(5): 685-92, DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.06.056, More information


Books (monograph or edited volume)
Konte, Maty & Nyasha Tirivayi (eds.), 2019, Women and Sustainable Human Development:rnEmpowering Women in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, Geneva, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Dietrich, Stephan, Daniele Malerba, Armando Barrientos, Franziska Gassmann, Pierre Mohnen, Nyasha Tirivayi, Susan Kavuma & Fred Matovu, 2017, Social protection investments, human capital, and income growth: Simulating the returns to social cash transfers in Uganda, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-029
Tesfaye, Wondimagegn & Nyasha Tirivayi, 2016, The effect of improved storage innovations on food security and welfare in Ethiopia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-063
Tequame, Miron & Nyasha Tirivayi, 2015, Higher education and fertility: Evidence from a natural experiment in Ethiopia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-019
Tirivayi, Nyasha & John R Koethe, 2015, HIV disease severity and employment outcomes in affected households in Zambia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-018
Nseluke, Mutinta Hambayi, Wim Groot & Nyasha Tirivayi, 2015, The effect of supplementation with locally available foods on stunting. A review of theory and evidence, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-002
Tirivayi, Nyasha, 2014, Widowhood and barriers to seeking health care in Uganda, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-067
Tirivayi, Nyasha, Henriette Maasen van den Brink & Wim Groot, 2014, Size and economies of scale in higher education and the implications for mergers, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-066
Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2014, The impact of food transfers for people living with HIV/AIDS: Evidence from Zambia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-065
Tirivayi, Nyasha, 2014, Giving in South Africa: Determining the influence of altruism, inequality aversion and social capital, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-064


MGSoG Working Papers
Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2010, In kind transfers, Household spending behaviour and consumption responses in HIV-affected households: Evidence from Zambia, MGSoG Working Paper 2010-009
Tirivayi, Nyasha, J. Koethe & Wim Groot, 2010, Food assistance and its effect on the weight and antiretroviral therapy adherence of HIV infected adults evidence from Zambia, MGSoG Working Paper 2010-006
Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2009, The welfare effects of integrating HIV/AIDS. Treatment with cash or in kind transfers, MGSoG Working Paper 2009-007


Research reports
Tirivayi, Nyasha, Prosper Matondi, Sonila Tomini, Wondimagegn Tesfaye, Sheila Chikulo & Claudia van den Berg Morelli, 2016, Humanitarian Assistance through Mobile Cash Transfers: Evaluation of the Emergency Cash-First Response to food security in drought-affected communities in Southern Zimbabwe through a mobile cash transfer project, Commissioned by CARE International and DFID in Zimbabwe, More information
Gassmann, Franziska, Nyasha Tirivayi, Stephan Dietrich & Hanna Röth, 2016, Estimation of Rates of Return (ROR) on Social Protection Investments in Lesotho, This report was written on behalf of UNICEF Lesotho (LRPS-KMA-2015-9118790) as part of a project funded by the European Union with technical support provided by UNICEF and implemented under the guidance of the Ministry of Social Development, 66, More information


Theses
Tirivayi, Nyasha, 2011, The Welfare Effects of Integrating AIDS Treatment with Food Transfers: Evidence from Zambia, MGSoG Dissertation Series, More information


Briefs
Tirivayi, Nyasha, Omar Rodriguez, Qiang Ma & Thais Juvenal, 2017, Social Protection for Forest Dependent Communities, This policy brief was developed as a collaboration between FAO and UNU-MERIT, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha, Wondimagegn Tesfaye, Sonila Tomini, Cristy Mclennan, David Rinnert & Mira Gratier, 2016, Emergency Cash-First Response to Drought-Affected Communities in the Southern Provinces of Zimbabwe – Impact Evaluation Findings , Brief is based on the evaluation report titled Humanitarian Assistance through Mobile Cash Transfers: Evaluation of the Emergency Cash-First Response to food security in drought-affected communities in Southern Zimbabwe through a mobile cash transfer project, More information


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