Friday, May 28, 2021

Blog: How cash transfers can have negative impact on non-beneficiaries: Evidence from Philippines

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Over the last two decades, cash transfer programmes, including conditional cash transfers (CCTs), have become a staple of anti-poverty policies around the world. As of ten years ago, approximately 380 million households received them in low- and middle-income countries (World Bank 2014). These programmes typically provide cash payments to poor families, and are sometimes contingent on certain behaviours, such as regular school attendance or visits to health clinics. Such programmes have been shown to have many benefits, including reducing poverty (Parker and Vogl 2018), increasing school enrolment and... Read More