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Do We Know What Works?: A Systematic Review of Impact Evaluations of Social Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean

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  • César P. Bouillon
  • Luis Tejerina

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This working paper analyzes the topics that usually arise from systematic reviews of poverty reduction programs programs and initiates a discussion about them. All evaluations included in the review have a control group and use the rigorous statistical methodologies (randomization or experimental design, propensity score matching, and instrumental variables) to estimate the impact of the interventions. Using this criteria 51 studies from 47 social programs were included. This working paper was distributed in the "Seminar What Next for Social Policy: Building on the Experience of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs", from the 2006 IDB Annual Meeting held in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil on April 1, 2006.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 23598.

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Date of creation: Apr 2006
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Handle: RePEc:idb:brikps:23598

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Keywords: Early Childhood Education; Water management; Financial Services; Health Care; Social Development; Conditional Cash Transfer Programs Programas de Transferencia de Moeda Condicional;

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Cited by:
  1. Jose Cuesta & Fidel Jaramillo, 2009. "Taxonomy of Causes, Impacts and Policy Responses to the Food Price Crisis in the Andean Region," Research Department Publications 4623, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  2. María Alzúa & Guillermo Cruces & Laura Ripani, 2013. "Welfare programs and labor supply in developing countries: experimental evidence from Latin America," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 26(4), pages 1255-1284, October.
  3. Elke Schaffland, 2011. "Conditional Cash Transfers in Brazil: Treatment Evaluation of the “Bolsa Família” Program on Education," Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 84, Courant Research Centre PEG, revised 11 Apr 2012.

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