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Evaluating the Impact of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs

dc.contributor.author Rawlings, Laura B.
dc.contributor.author Rubio, Gloria M.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-19T19:53:47Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-19T19:53:47Z
dc.date.issued 2005-03-01
dc.description.abstract Several developing economies have recently introduced conditional cash transfer programs, which provide money to poor families contingent on certain behavior, usually investments in human capital, such as sending children to school or bringing them to health centers. The approach is both an alternative to more traditional social assistance programs and a demand-side complement to the supply of health and education services. Unlike most development initiatives, conditional cash transfer programs have been subject to rigorous evaluations of their effectiveness using experimental or quasi-experimental methods. Evaluation results for programs launched in Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Turkey reveal successes in addressing many of the failures in delivering social assistance, such as weak poverty targeting, disincentive effects, and limited welfare impacts. There is clear evidence of success from the first generation of programs in Colombia, Mexico, and Nicaragua in increasing enrollment rates, improving preventive health care, and raising household consumption. Many questions remain unanswered, however, including the potential of conditional cash transfer programs to function well under different conditions, to address a broader range of challenges among poor and vulnerable populations, and to prevent the intergenerational transmission of poverty. en
dc.identifier http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2005/03/17591866/evaluating-impact-conditional-cash-transfer-programs
dc.identifier.citation World Bank Research Observer
dc.identifier.other doi:10.1093/wbro/lki001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/16406
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Research Observer
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/
dc.subject ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
dc.subject ADULT EDUCATION
dc.subject ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
dc.subject ATTENDANCE RATES
dc.subject BASIC HEALTH CARE
dc.subject BASIC NEEDS
dc.subject BENEFICIARIES
dc.subject BENEFICIARY
dc.subject BENEFICIARY ASSESSMENTS
dc.subject BENEFIT LEVELS
dc.subject CALORIC INTAKE
dc.subject CASH GRANT
dc.subject CASH GRANTS
dc.subject CASH TRANSFER
dc.subject CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMS
dc.subject CASH TRANSFERS
dc.subject CHILD GROWTH
dc.subject CHILD HEALTH
dc.subject CHILD LABOR
dc.subject CHILD MORTALITY
dc.subject CHILD NUTRITION
dc.subject CHILDBIRTH
dc.subject CHRONIC POVERTY
dc.subject CLINICS
dc.subject CONDITIONAL CASH
dc.subject CONDITIONAL TRANSFER
dc.subject CONDITIONAL TRANSFERS
dc.subject CONTROL GROUPS
dc.subject COST-EFFECTIVENESS
dc.subject COUNTERFACTUAL
dc.subject DAY CARE
dc.subject DISASTERS
dc.subject DROUGHT
dc.subject ECONOMIC CRISIS
dc.subject ECONOMIC GROWTH
dc.subject ECONOMIC RECESSION
dc.subject EDUCATION GRANT
dc.subject EDUCATION GRANTS
dc.subject EDUCATION SUBSIDIES
dc.subject EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
dc.subject EDUCATIONAL GRANTS
dc.subject EDUCATIONAL VOUCHER
dc.subject ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
dc.subject ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES
dc.subject ELIGIBLE COMMUNITIES
dc.subject ENROLLMENT SUBSIDY
dc.subject EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
dc.subject EVALUATION RESULTS
dc.subject EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
dc.subject EXPERIMENTAL METHODS
dc.subject EXTERNALITIES
dc.subject EXTREME POVERTY
dc.subject EXTREME POVERTY LINE
dc.subject FAMILIES
dc.subject FAMILY ASSISTANCE
dc.subject FISCAL CONSTRAINTS
dc.subject FLEXIBILITY
dc.subject FOOD CONSUMPTION
dc.subject FOOD EXPENDITURES
dc.subject FOOD FOR EDUCATION
dc.subject GEOGRAPHIC TARGETING
dc.subject HEALTH CARE
dc.subject HEALTH CARE CENTERS
dc.subject HEALTH CARE SERVICES
dc.subject HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION
dc.subject HEALTH CENTER
dc.subject HEALTH CENTERS
dc.subject HEALTH CLINIC
dc.subject HEALTH CLINICS
dc.subject HEALTH EDUCATION
dc.subject HEALTH INDICATORS
dc.subject HEALTH INSURANCE
dc.subject HEALTH OUTCOMES
dc.subject HEALTH SERVICES
dc.subject HEALTH STATUS
dc.subject HEALTH VOUCHER
dc.subject HEIGHT FOR AGE
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD ELIGIBILITY
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD INCOME
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD LEVEL
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD POVERTY
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
dc.subject HUMAN CAPITAL
dc.subject HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject HUMAN CAPITAL FORMATION
dc.subject HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENT
dc.subject HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
dc.subject HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject IMMUNIZATION
dc.subject IMPACT EVALUATION
dc.subject IMPACT EVALUATIONS
dc.subject IMPACT INDICATORS
dc.subject INCOME
dc.subject INCOME PROXIES
dc.subject INCOME REDISTRIBUTION
dc.subject INCOME SUPPORT
dc.subject INCOME TRANSFER
dc.subject INCOME TRANSFERS
dc.subject INCOME-GENERATING ACTIVITIES
dc.subject INEQUALITY
dc.subject INFANT MORTALITY
dc.subject INSURANCE SCHEMES
dc.subject INTEGRATION
dc.subject INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY
dc.subject INTERVENTION
dc.subject KEY INFORMANT INTERVIEWS
dc.subject LACK OF INCENTIVES
dc.subject MALE HEALTH
dc.subject MALNOURISHED CHILDREN
dc.subject MALNUTRITION
dc.subject MARKET FAILURES
dc.subject MEANS TEST
dc.subject MEANS TESTS
dc.subject MEDICINES
dc.subject MIGRATION
dc.subject MONETARY INCENTIVES
dc.subject MONITORING VISITS
dc.subject MORTALITY
dc.subject NATIONAL COVERAGE
dc.subject NATURAL DISASTERS
dc.subject NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
dc.subject NUMBER OF CHILDREN
dc.subject NUTRITION
dc.subject NUTRITION EDUCATION
dc.subject NUTRITION GRANTS
dc.subject NUTRITION PROGRAM
dc.subject NUTRITION SUBSIDY
dc.subject NUTRITION TRAINING
dc.subject NUTRITIONAL STATUS
dc.subject ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY
dc.subject OUTCOME INDICATORS
dc.subject PARTICIPATION RATES
dc.subject PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
dc.subject PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
dc.subject PERFORMANCE MONITORING
dc.subject POCKET EXPENDITURES
dc.subject POLITICAL SUPPORT
dc.subject POOR
dc.subject POOR AREAS
dc.subject POOR CHILDREN
dc.subject POOR COUNTRIES
dc.subject POOR FAMILIES
dc.subject POOR HOUSEHOLDS
dc.subject POOR PEOPLE
dc.subject POSTNATAL CARE
dc.subject POVERTY ALLEVIATION
dc.subject POVERTY GAP
dc.subject POVERTY INCIDENCE
dc.subject POVERTY LEVELS
dc.subject POVERTY LINE
dc.subject POVERTY REDUCTION
dc.subject POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGIES
dc.subject POVERTY SEVERITY
dc.subject POVERTY STATUS
dc.subject PREGNANT WOMEN
dc.subject PREVENTIVE HEALTH
dc.subject PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE
dc.subject PRICE DISTORTIONS
dc.subject PRIMARY SCHOOLS
dc.subject PRIVATE TRANSFERS
dc.subject PROBABILITY
dc.subject PROGRAM EFFECTS
dc.subject PROGRAM EVALUATION
dc.subject PROGRAM IMPACTS
dc.subject PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
dc.subject PROTECTION SYSTEMS
dc.subject PUBLIC HEALTH
dc.subject RISK MITIGATION
dc.subject RURAL
dc.subject RURAL AREAS
dc.subject RURAL COMMUNITIES
dc.subject SAFE WATER
dc.subject SAFETY NET
dc.subject SAFETY NET PROGRAMS
dc.subject SAFETY NETS
dc.subject SAMPLE SIZE
dc.subject SANITATION
dc.subject SAVINGS
dc.subject SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
dc.subject SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
dc.subject SCHOOL ENROLLMENTS
dc.subject SCHOOL FEES
dc.subject SCHOOL MATERIALS
dc.subject SCHOOL SUBSIDIES
dc.subject SCHOOL SUBSIDY
dc.subject SCHOOL SUPPLIES
dc.subject SCHOOL VOUCHER
dc.subject SECONDARY SCHOOLS
dc.subject SERVICE DELIVERY
dc.subject SERVICE PROVIDERS
dc.subject SERVICE QUALITY
dc.subject SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
dc.subject SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject SOCIAL POLICIES
dc.subject SOCIAL PROGRAM
dc.subject SOCIAL PROGRAMS
dc.subject SOCIAL PROTECTION
dc.subject SOCIAL RISK
dc.subject SOCIAL SAFETY NET
dc.subject SOCIAL SERVICES
dc.subject SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject TARGETED TRANSFERS
dc.subject TARGETING
dc.subject TARGETING MECHANISMS
dc.subject TRANSFER PROGRAM
dc.subject TREATMENT GROUPS
dc.subject VACCINATION
dc.subject VOUCHERS
dc.subject VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
dc.subject WORK INCENTIVES
dc.subject WORKERS
dc.subject WORKFARE
dc.title Evaluating the Impact of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
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okr.date.disclosure 2013-04-17
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.docurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2005/03/17591866/evaluating-impact-conditional-cash-transfer-programs
okr.globalpractice Social Protection and Labor
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.globalpractice Health, Nutrition, and Population
okr.identifier.doi 10.1093/wbro/lki001
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okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 17591866
okr.identifier.report 76745
okr.journal.nbpages 29-55
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okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.country Colombia
okr.region.country Honduras
okr.region.country Jamaica
okr.region.country Mexico
okr.region.country Nicaragua
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Safety Nets and Transfers
okr.topic Health Monitoring and Evaluation
okr.topic Health Systems Development and Reform
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Rural Poverty Reduction
okr.topic Poverty Monitoring and Analysis
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population
okr.unit Social Protection Team (HDNSP)
okr.volume 20(1)
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