Conditional in-kind transfers

“Conditional in-kind transfers (CITs) provide in-kind benefits to participants upon their fulfillment of conditions (…). Typical examples include school feeding programs that provide on-site meals to children in schools (...)”. Source: World Bank Group. 2015. "Global Monitoring Report 2014/2015: Ending Poverty and Sharing Prosperity". Washington, DC: World Bank.< >. Accessed 13 May 2020.


“In the context of social welfare, the term conditionality refers to (…) households or individuals who receive government transfers conditional on some form of behavioral compliance. This means that in order to continue receiving support qualifying households have to meet specific conditions that are spelled out by the program. (…) [C]onditionality is supposed to tackle behavioral barriers that prevent households to improve their situation and escape poverty.” Source: Schüring, E. 2010. "...

Contributory health insurance

Contributory Health Insurance comprises employment-related schemes which provide health insurance to employees based on contributions (from employers and/or employees).

Cost benefit analysis

"Cost benefit analysis (CBA), sometimes called benefit cost analysis (BCA), is a systematic approach to estimating the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives (for example in transactions, activities, functional business requirements). It is used to determine options that provide the best approach to achieve benefits while preserving savings. The CBA is also defined as a systematic process for calculating and comparing benefits and costs of a decision, policy (with particular regard to...


“The population reached by a programme. Coverage rate measures the extent to which programmes reach their target population.” Source: Barrientos, A. et al. 2010. "Social Assistance in Developing Countries Database - Version 5.0". Brooks World Poverty Institute, The University of Manchester. < >. Accessed 13 May 2020.