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

  • César P. Bouillon
  • Luis Tejerina

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

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Date of creation: Sep 2006
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