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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 is the latest version available of "Do We Know What Works": A Systematic Review of Impact Evaluations of Social Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean¿. The document reviews social programs placing emphasis on extracting lessons from those that have been evaluated in order to assess the development effectiveness of these interventions.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 80443.

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Keywords: Social Policy & Protection; Poverty; Early Childhood Education; School-to-Work Transition; Health; Primary & Secondary Education; Neighborhood Upgrading; Water Supply and Sanitation; Training & Development; Microbusinesses & Microfinance; Land management & registration; Roads & Highways; RPD/SPH;

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  1. 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, Courant Research Centre PEG 84, Courant Research Centre PEG, revised 11 Apr 2012.
  2. Rafael Novella & Laura Ripani & Guillermo Cruces & Maria Laura Alzuá, 2012. "Conditional Cash Transfers, Female Bargaining Power and Parental Labour Supply," IDB Publications, Inter-American Development Bank 78223, Inter-American Development Bank.
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  4. Jose Cuesta & Fidel Jaramillo, 2009. "Taxonomy of Causes, Impacts and Policy Responses to the Food Price Crisis in the Andean Region," Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 4623, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  5. Johan Sandberg, 2012. "Conditional Cash Transfers and Social Mobility: The Role of Asymmetric Structures and Segmentation Processes," Development and Change, International Institute of Social Studies, International Institute of Social Studies, vol. 43(6), pages 1337-1359, November.
  6. Heinrich, Carolyn J. & Lopez, Yeri, 2009. "Does Community Participation Produce Dividends in Social Investment Fund Projects?," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 37(9), pages 1554-1568, September.

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