Conditional cash transfer programmes: A magic bullet to improve people's health and education?

May 1, 2010
Education, Health Nutrition and Population, Child Nutrition, Nutrition
East Asia and Pacific (includes South East Asia), South Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa (includes East and West Africa), Latin America and the Caribbean


3ie Brief No. 02, May 2010

Conditional Cash Transfer (CCTs) programmes provide cash to poor households who meet certain health and education conditions such as regular school attendance and health check-ups for children at the clinic. This model of intervention is spreading rapidly throughout the developing world. Over 17 countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, and Paraguay, as well as New York City have a Mexican model cash transfer programme.


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