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Cash Transfers ? Lessons from Africa and Latin America


  • Degol Hailu

    () (UNDP SURF)

  • Fabio Veras Soares

    () (International Poverty Centre)


Cash transfer programmes are emerging as indispensable component of poverty reduction strategies. The objectives of alleviating short-term poverty and long-term human capital building are what make cash transfers, particularly conditional ones, attractive. In Latin America, where cash transfers are widely implemented, impact evaluations show significant positive impacts. Improved nutritional intakes, access to health and education as well as reduction in poverty and inequality are observed. The International Poverty Centre has a comprehensive research agenda on cash transfer programmes. The work mainly focuses on comparative studies in selected countries in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. The Centre, in collaboration with international and bilateral agencies, also carries out both quantitative and qualitative analyses of the impact of cash transfers on poverty and inequality. (...)

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  • Degol Hailu & Fabio Veras Soares, 2008. "Cash Transfers ? Lessons from Africa and Latin America," Poverty In Focus 15, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:ifocus:15

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    1. Cecchini, Simone & Madariaga, Aldo, 2011. "Conditional cash transfer programmes: the recent experience in Latin America and the Caribbean," Cuadernos de la CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), number 95 edited by Eclac, March.
    2. Fabio, Bertranou & Roxana, Maurizio, 2011. "The role of labour market and social protection in reducing inequality and eradicating poverty in Latin America," MPRA Paper 39843, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Luis Beccaria & Roxana Maurizio & Ana Fernández & Paula Monsalvo & Mariana Álvarez, 2013. "Urban poverty and labor market dynamics in five Latin American countries: 2003–2008," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 11(4), pages 555-580, December.

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