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Validating one of the world’s largest conditional cash transfer programmes: A case study on how an impact evaluation of Brazil’s Bolsa Família Programme helped silence its critics and improve policy

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  • Langou, Gala Díaz

    (Centre for the implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth)

  • Forteza, Paula

    (Centre for the implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth)

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    One of the world’s largest conditional cash transfer programme, Bolsa Familia reaches 48.7 million people in Brazil with subsidies that are tied to health- and education-related conditions. In this case study, Gala Díaz Langou and Paula Forteza look at how the dissemination of evaluation findings led to improvements in the programme design as well as a major shift in the government’s commitment to increase funding and expand coverage of Bolsa Familia.

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    Paper provided by International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) in its series 3ie Publications with number 0000-0.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: 06 Sep 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:ris:iiierp:0000_000

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    Keywords: bolsa familia; Brazil; cash transfer;

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