The Future of Cash Transfers in Latin America and the Caribbean

This will be a hybrid event: online via ZOOM, in person at IDB HQ

Cash transfer programs have been a key tool for non-contributory social protection in the region over the past 25 years, but the pandemic has highlighted both their importance and weaknesses.

How can countries strike the right balance between long-term protection for those in structural poverty and protection against shocks caused by natural disasters, climate change-related events, and other emergencies?

In this event, we will discuss the challenges faced by countries in the region when making decisions about the future of monetary transfer programs. We will explore the necessary reforms to maximize impact on poverty and inequality while contributing to climate change adaptation and mitigation.