UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

The Experience of Conditional Cash Transfers in Latin America and the Caribbean

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AUTHOR Sudhanshu Handa and Benjamin Davis
ORGANIZATION Development Policy Review
TYPE Working Paper
DATE 2006
TOPIC Child-sensitive social protection
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

This article discusses conditional cash transfer programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean. These programmes link safety-nets directly to human-capital development by making receipt of the transfer condtional on school attendance and health-care check ups. In most cases, the conditional cash transfers are provided directly to mothers on the assumption that they are more likely to use the resources to benefit their children.           


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