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More Than Cash Transfers: Training Jamaica’s Poor for Sustainable Employment

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Over the past two decades, several Latin American and Caribbean countries have transferred cash to poor families in exchange for meeting certain conditions, such as sending their children to school and visiting doctors regularly. These conditional cash transfers have improved the lives of millions of poor families. Today they are recognized as an effective tool to combat poverty and are used throughout the developing world.

However, governments are looking for new ways to use the transfers to support poor families. For example, how can these programs help adults find stable and well-paying jobs?

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