Journal Article

Evaluating the Impact of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2212
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B. World Bank Research Observer
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Rawlings, Laura B.
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Rubio, Gloria M.
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2013-12-19T19:53:47Z
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2013-12-19T19:53:47Z
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2005-03-01
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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.
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World Bank Research Observer
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doi:10.1093/wbro/lki001
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/16406
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English
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en_US
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Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank
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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/
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ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
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ADULT EDUCATION
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ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
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ATTENDANCE RATES
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BASIC HEALTH CARE
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BASIC NEEDS
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BENEFICIARIES
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BENEFICIARY
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BENEFICIARY ASSESSMENTS
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BENEFIT LEVELS
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CALORIC INTAKE
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CASH GRANT
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CASH GRANTS
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CASH TRANSFER
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CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMS
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CASH TRANSFERS
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CHILD GROWTH
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CHILD HEALTH
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CHILD LABOR
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CHILD MORTALITY
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CHILD NUTRITION
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CHILDBIRTH
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CHRONIC POVERTY
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CLINICS
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CONDITIONAL CASH
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CONDITIONAL TRANSFER
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CONDITIONAL TRANSFERS
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CONTROL GROUPS
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COST-EFFECTIVENESS
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COUNTERFACTUAL
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DAY CARE
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DISASTERS
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DROUGHT
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ECONOMIC CRISIS
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ECONOMIC RECESSION
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EDUCATION GRANT
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EDUCATION GRANTS
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EDUCATION SUBSIDIES
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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EDUCATIONAL GRANTS
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EDUCATIONAL VOUCHER
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
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ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES
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ELIGIBLE COMMUNITIES
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ENROLLMENT SUBSIDY
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EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
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EVALUATION RESULTS
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EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
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EXPERIMENTAL METHODS
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EXTERNALITIES
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EXTREME POVERTY
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EXTREME POVERTY LINE
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FAMILIES
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FAMILY ASSISTANCE
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FISCAL CONSTRAINTS
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FLEXIBILITY
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FOOD CONSUMPTION
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FOOD EXPENDITURES
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FOOD FOR EDUCATION
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GEOGRAPHIC TARGETING
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HEALTH CARE
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HEALTH CARE CENTERS
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HEALTH CARE SERVICES
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HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION
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HEALTH CENTER
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HEALTH CENTERS
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HEALTH CLINIC
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HEALTH CLINICS
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HEALTH EDUCATION
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HEALTH INDICATORS
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HEALTH INSURANCE
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HEALTH OUTCOMES
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HEALTH SERVICES
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HEALTH STATUS
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HEALTH VOUCHER
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HEIGHT FOR AGE
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HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION
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HOUSEHOLD ELIGIBILITY
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HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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HOUSEHOLD LEVEL
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HOUSEHOLD POVERTY
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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HUMAN CAPITAL
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HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
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HUMAN CAPITAL FORMATION
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HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENT
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HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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IMMUNIZATION
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IMPACT EVALUATION
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IMPACT EVALUATIONS
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IMPACT INDICATORS
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INCOME
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INCOME PROXIES
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INCOME REDISTRIBUTION
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INCOME SUPPORT
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INCOME TRANSFER
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INCOME TRANSFERS
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INCOME-GENERATING ACTIVITIES
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INEQUALITY
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INFANT MORTALITY
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INSURANCE SCHEMES
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INTEGRATION
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INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY
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INTERVENTION
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KEY INFORMANT INTERVIEWS
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LACK OF INCENTIVES
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MALE HEALTH
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MALNOURISHED CHILDREN
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MALNUTRITION
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MARKET FAILURES
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MEANS TEST
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MEANS TESTS
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MEDICINES
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MIGRATION
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MONETARY INCENTIVES
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MONITORING VISITS
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MORTALITY
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NATIONAL COVERAGE
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NATURAL DISASTERS
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NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
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NUMBER OF CHILDREN
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NUTRITION
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NUTRITION EDUCATION
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NUTRITION GRANTS
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NUTRITION PROGRAM
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NUTRITION SUBSIDY
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NUTRITION TRAINING
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NUTRITIONAL STATUS
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ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY
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OUTCOME INDICATORS
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PARTICIPATION RATES
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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
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PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
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PERFORMANCE MONITORING
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POCKET EXPENDITURES
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POLITICAL SUPPORT
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POOR
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POOR AREAS
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POOR CHILDREN
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POOR COUNTRIES
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POOR FAMILIES
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POOR HOUSEHOLDS
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POOR PEOPLE
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POSTNATAL CARE
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POVERTY ALLEVIATION
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POVERTY GAP
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POVERTY INCIDENCE
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POVERTY LEVELS
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POVERTY LINE
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGIES
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POVERTY SEVERITY
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POVERTY STATUS
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PREGNANT WOMEN
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PREVENTIVE HEALTH
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PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE
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PRICE DISTORTIONS
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PRIMARY SCHOOLS
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PRIVATE TRANSFERS
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PROBABILITY
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PROGRAM EFFECTS
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PROGRAM EVALUATION
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PROGRAM IMPACTS
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PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
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PROTECTION SYSTEMS
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PUBLIC HEALTH
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RISK MITIGATION
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RURAL
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RURAL AREAS
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RURAL COMMUNITIES
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SAFE WATER
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SAFETY NET
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SAFETY NET PROGRAMS
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SAFETY NETS
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SAMPLE SIZE
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SANITATION
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SAVINGS
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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
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SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
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SCHOOL ENROLLMENTS
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SCHOOL FEES
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SCHOOL MATERIALS
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SCHOOL SUBSIDIES
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SCHOOL SUBSIDY
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SCHOOL SUPPLIES
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SCHOOL VOUCHER
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SECONDARY SCHOOLS
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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SERVICE PROVIDERS
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SERVICE QUALITY
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SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
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SOCIAL POLICIES
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SOCIAL PROGRAM
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SOCIAL PROGRAMS
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SOCIAL PROTECTION
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SOCIAL RISK
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SOCIAL SAFETY NET
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SOCIAL SERVICES
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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TARGETED TRANSFERS
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TARGETING
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TARGETING MECHANISMS
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TRANSFER PROGRAM
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TREATMENT GROUPS
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VACCINATION
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VOUCHERS
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VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
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WORK INCENTIVES
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WORKERS
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WORKFARE
dc.title
Evaluating the Impact of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs
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Journal Article
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2013-04-17
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Publications & Research :: Journal Article
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Publications & Research :: Journal Article
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2005/03/17591866/evaluating-impact-conditional-cash-transfer-programs
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Social Protection and Labor
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Poverty
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
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10.1093/wbro/lki001
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000442464_20130417145533
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17591866
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76745
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29-55
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2013/04/17/000442464_20130417145533/Rendered/PDF/767450JRN0WBRO00Box374387B00PUBLIC0.pdf
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Academic Peer Review
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Colombia
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Honduras
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Jamaica
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Mexico
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Nicaragua
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Social Protections and Labor :: Safety Nets and Transfers
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Health Monitoring and Evaluation
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Health Systems Development and Reform
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Poverty Reduction :: Rural Poverty Reduction
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Poverty Monitoring and Analysis
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Health, Nutrition and Population
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Social Protection Team (HDNSP)
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20(1)

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