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Cash transfers have been demonstrated to improve education and health outcomes and alleviate poverty in various contexts.

Eastern Caribbean countries are currently developing and implementing substantial social safety net reforms.

Based on the evidence, it would appear that the best conclusion on the value of conditions is that there is no robust evidence of any positive impact deriving from their use. Indeed, in some cases they have been shown to be less effective than unconditional programmes and may well cause harm.

Social protection programs have been growing in number, type, and volume in developing countries over the last decade. The growing evidence points to potential improvements in their design and implementation. 

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It is one of the great paradoxes of social security that neoliberals – the advocates of low taxes and low
social spending – can appear as the champions of the “poor” and the underprivileged. Ever since the

Despite significant development gains in recent decades, developing countries still face considerable challenges in regards to the fight against poverty and hunger.

Commission on Global Poverty: Share Your Ideas on Measuring Extreme Poverty

In 2013, the World Bank Group announced two goals that would guide its development work worldwide. The first is the eradication of chronic extreme poverty. More formally, it is the target of bringing the number of extremely poor people, defined as those living on less than 1.25 ppp-adjusted dollars a day, to less than 3% of the world population by 2030. The second is the boosting of shared prosperity, defined as promoting the growth of per capita real income of the poorest 40% of the population in each country.

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:30 to Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:30

We present novel estimates of the quality of targeting of conditional cash transfer (CCT) and non-contributory pension (NCP) programs in Latin-America and the Caribbean.


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