UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Achievements and Shortfalls of Conditional Cash Transfers: Impact Evaluation of Paraguay's Tekopora Programme

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AUTHOR Fabio Veras Soares, Rafael Perez Ribas and Guilherme Issamu Hirata
ORGANIZATION International Poverty Centre
TYPE Field Examples
DATE 2008
TOPIC Child-sensitive social protection
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

The evaluation of a pilot project can offer important inputs into the decision-making process on the feasibility of the scaling-up of the programme, the effectiveness of its design and the assessment of problems that limit its potential. The evaluation of Tekopora shows positive impacts on per capita income and consumption, poverty reduction, school attendance, investment in agricultural production, access to credit, savings and social participation. These results indicate scaling up. However, the pilot has not been successful in reducing child labour or increasing child immunizations. Thus, addressing these aspects needs to be a key part of any redesign of the programme when it is scaled up.             


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