Conditional or unconditional cash transfers? From ideology to policy dialogue

A dissemination workshop was organized by ECA Gender, Poverty and Social Policy Division. This workshop forms part of an ECA project on the Better Monitoring of Social Protection. The objective of the project is to assist member states in monitoring resources required to achieve the specific social protection goals (1,5,6 and 10) of 2030 Agenda and Africa 2063 on social protection.

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The World Bank-funded project would be extended to the North West and South West Regions. The technical follow up committee charged with implementation of a World Bank-funded poverty alleviation project in the poorest communities in Cameroon is brainstorming on strategies to extend the scheme to some communities in the North West and South West Regions.

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The United States in collaboration with the Government of Ghana (GoG) on Monday launched guidelines and regulations to strengthen the Ghanaian social welfare system. The launch, which had Mrs. Cynthia Morrison, the Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection representing the GoG, is expected to use the guidelines and regulations as tools to regulate residential homes for children and promote family-based care.

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The World Bank has granted an additional sum of 35 Billion cfa francs to the Safety Net Project to enable it realize its objectives that include amongst others to alleviate poverty and vulnerability in communities that are host to refugees in Cameroon.

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The World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA)  package of $15 million today to support an expanded and enhanced social safety nets system to improve access to basic services in targeted poor communities.

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The BOMA Project (BOMA) is a U.S. nonprofit and Kenyan non-governmental organization (NGO) with a proven track record, measurable results, and a transformative approach to alleviating poverty and building economic resilience in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs or drylands) of East Africa. The Rural Entrepreneur Access Program (REAP) helps ultra-poor women build a pathway out of extreme poverty by providing them with seed capital, business and life-skills training, a savings program and two years of mentoring. 

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The United States of America has joined the Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection, Honorable Cynthia Morrison, to launch guidelines and regulations to strengthen the Ghanaian social welfare system.

The use of these tools will regulate residential homes for children and promote family-based care. With funding from the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Social Welfare will use the policy documents to advance the Government of Ghana’s Care Reform Initiative.

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The Transfer Project has conducted research on cash transfers for over a decade. To mark this, we reflect on our top ten takeaways on unconditional cash transfers in Africa.

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Social assistance programmes proliferated and expanded across much of the global South from the mid-1990s. Within Africa there has been enormous variation in this trend: some governments expanded coverage dramatically while others resisted this. The existing literature on social assistance, or social protection more broadly, offers little in explanation of this variation.

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