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Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes and Gender Vulnerabilities: Case Studies of Brazil, Chile and Colombia


  • Fabio Veras Soares

    () (International Poverty Centre)

  • Elydia Silva

    () (International Poverty Centre)


This paper analyses Brazilian, Chilean and Colombian experiences with conditional cash transfer programmes and how they have helped tackle gendered economic and social vulnerabilities. It is argued that Bolsa Família, Chile Solidario and Familias en Acción should be analysed within the broader social protection strategies in which they are meant to be components. Such an approach can help generate thinking on ways to improve the impacts of the programmes in terms of gender equality. A detailed description of the programmes? design and implementation features is provided in order to understand both their rationale and their impacts. We conclude that the programmes do tackle a number of gendered vulnerabilities but also have clear limits with regard to a more decisive role in tackling gender inequities. (...)

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  • Fabio Veras Soares & Elydia Silva, 2010. "Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes and Gender Vulnerabilities: Case Studies of Brazil, Chile and Colombia," Working Papers 69, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:wpaper:69

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    1. Independent Evaluation Group, 2014. "Social Safety Nets and Gender : Learning from Impact Evaluations and World Bank Projects," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 21365.
    2. Fabio Veras Soares & Elydia Silva, 2013. "Potenziando o Rinforzando i Ruoli Tradizionali: Possono i CCT Affrontare le Vulnerabilita? di Genere?," One Pager Turkish 115, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.

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