Exchanging Experiences, Expanding Opportunities

The Road to Comprehensive Social Protection for Children in Latin America

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July, 2015

The implementation or expansion of financial support for families with children in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay represented an important step forward in the field of social protection for impoverished children. Based on these experiences there is consensus that these programmes are well targeted (despite some exclusion and inclusion errors) and that they have evidenced positive impacts with respect to combating extreme poverty. The amount and duration of the financial support should be consistent with the long-term objective of achieving and maintaining social inclusion and cohesion.

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