Publications | ELLA
31
Aug
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Argentina: Impacts of the child allowance programme on the labour-market behaviour of adults

In 2009 Argentina implemented a major cash transfer programme for children and adolescents called Universal Child Allowance for Social Protection, which extended the coverage of the contributory family allowance programme to new segments of the population. This research assesses its impact on adult labour participation.

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9
Feb
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

The Impact of Bolsa Família on Schooling

The authors of this paper estimate the impact of Brazil’s Bolsa Família, one of the largest conditional cash transfer programs in the world, on a range of education outcomes, including school participation, grade progression, grade repetition, and dropout rates.

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19
Nov
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

The Impact of Oportunidades on Human Capital and Income Distribution

In an effort to inform social policy in Mexico, this Discussion Paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute analyses the effects of a major social program on school attendance and household income distribution, accounting for its partial and general equilibrium effects.

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7
Nov
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Local Preferences for REDD+ Payment Formats in Brazil, The Bolsa Floresta Programme, RDS Rio Negro

This study by IIED explores the challenges of determining people’s preferences in the context of the Bolsa Floresta Programme (BFP) in Brazil, which is one of the largest REDD+ pilot projects in the world.

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23
Aug
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

The Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Conditional Transfer Programmes and the Labour Market

This issue of 'Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean' by ECLAC and ILO looks at Latin American conditional cash transfers in the context of the labour market.

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25
Jul
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Social Assistance and Labor Market Programs in Latin America: Methodology and Key Findings from the Social Protection Database

This Discussion Paper from the World Bank analyses the data collected for the LAC Social Protection Database and presents key findings in the area of social assistance and labour market programmes.

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26
Jun
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Gender Equality Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean. Annual Report 2012: A Look at Grants Support and Burden for Women

This third report of the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean, published in 2013, focuses on indicators of physical, economic and decision-making autonomy. It also discusses conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes and their role as a component of social protection systems that can serve as a means of including women as rights holders.

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3
May
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

FIELD Brief 18: Increasing Impact with Savings-linked Conditional Cash Transfers - Experiences from Latin America

This "FIELD Brief" is part of a series produced by the Financial Integration, Economic Leveraging and Broad-Based Dissemination (FIELD)-Support LWA Program. This brief was written by Stephanie Grell Azar from World Council of Credit Unions.

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4
Mar
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Conditions for Success in Implementing CCT Programs: Lessons for Asia from Latin America and the Caribbean

This Policy Brief from the Inter-American Development Bank analyses the experience of six Latin American countries and attempts to identify important lessons for countries that have recently started or that are currently considering the introduction of a CCT.

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10
Jan
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

21st Century Welfare

Latin America as a laboratory for conditional cash transfers, fast becoming the hegemonic social-protection paradigm for the Global South. In a comparative survey, Lena Lavinas reveals the CCT model as a strategy for the financialization—not abolition—of poverty.

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7
Oct
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

5 Years in Juntos: New Evidence on the Program's Short and Long-Term Impacts

This study presents results from a quantitative impact evaluation of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme, Juntos, in Peru. Using instrumental variable techniques, it estimates the overall impact of Juntos five years after its initial rollout and explores the differential impacts among beneficiaries according to the length of time they spent in the programme.

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7
May
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on Maternal and Newborn Health

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) have been shown to increase health service utilization among the poorest, but little is written on the effects of such programs on maternal and newborn health. The authors of this CGD Policy Paper carry out a systematic review of studies on CCTs that report maternal and newborn health outcomes, including studies from six Latin American countries.

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17
Oct
2012
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

From Impact Evaluations to Paradigm Shift. A Case Study of the Buenos Aires Ciudadanía Porteña Conditional Cash Transfer Programme

This case study looks at how the evaluations of Ciudadanía Porteña: Con Todo Derecho, a cash transfer programme in Buenos Aires, were used to influence policy. Gabriela Agosto et al, show that the three evaluations of this programme were important for strategically sharpening social policy and improving implementation.

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3
Oct
2012
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Validating One of the World’s Largest Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes

In this case study, Gala Díaz Langou and Paula Forteza look at how the dissemination of evaluation findings led to improvements in the design of Brazil's Bolsa Familia, as well as a major shift in the government’s commitment to increase funding and expand coverage of the programme.

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3
Sep
2012
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Taxes, Transfers, and Income Redistribution in Latin America

How much reduction in inequality and poverty does Latin America accomplish through taxes and transfers? How progressive are revenue-collection and social-spending patterns? This new 'Inequality in Focus' Brief from the World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Equity Department explores these questions.

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21
Aug
2012
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: Citizen Oversight of Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes

The following selected publications illustrate and analyse a variety of experiences in which citizen participation is improving oversight of CCT programmes in the Latin American context.

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16
Aug
2012
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Children's Experiences of Juntos, a Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme in Peru

Even though it is widely recognised that children are the age group most affected by poverty, children’s own experiences of living in social and economic hardship are still not well incorporated into most poverty reduction strategies and programmes. The purpose of this study is to find out how children and families in three rural communities in the southern Peruvian Andes experience well-being and poverty, in order to understand what may help them to lead the kinds of lives they value instead of following others’ pre-established ideas of what is best for them.

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2
Jul
2012
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Innovative Features in Conditional Cash Transfers: An Impact Evaluation of Chile Solidario on Households and Children

Chile Solidario is an avant garde CCT in the Latin American context, introducing innovative features which are aimed at specifically addressing the multidimensional nature of poverty, considered not only as a consequence of the lack of income, but also as a result of low levels of human and social capital, and the vulnerability of a household to shocks.

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23
May
2012
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Social Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Four Countries

In a number of countries, two separate, but potentially complementary policy agendas have emerged in the past five years: governments have sought to increase the use of electronic means form government payments and to promote greater financial inclusion. While the two agendas have by no means converged yet, in practice they have often been translated into a single headline objective: to increase the proportion of recipients of government social cash transfers who receive payment directly into a bank account.

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27
Jan
2012
BRIEFS

Learning from CCT Evaluations

Thanks to their rigorous impact evaluations, clear proof of Latin American CCTs’ effectiveness ensured the model was exported around the world.

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21
Nov
2011
BRIEFS

Implementing CCTs: Lessons from Latin America

How to achieve the strong education and health impacts of CCTs? The answer probably lies in implementation. So what should countries consider as they plan their implementation strategy?

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15
Nov
2011
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS

Spotlight on Organisations: Conditional Cash Transfers

The following selection highlights key Latin American and international organisations working on CCT design, implementation, and evaluation, focusing on the resources they offer to development actors from other regions.

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15
Nov
2011
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: Conditional Cash Transfers

This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing important aspects of the Latin American CCT experience. They include Multi-Country Surveys and Country Case Studies, as well as publications describing key CCT impacts like Nutrition, Education and Health.

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14
Nov
2011
BRIEFS

Improving Health and Education Through CCTs

Quantitative evaluations show that Latin America's CCTs have had concrete effects on health and education, with documented increases by significant percentages in school attendance and access to health services across a variety of Latin American countries.

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14
Nov
2011
GUIDE

CCT Programmes: An Overview of the Latin American Experience

CCTs – they are the most celebrated and talked-about development innovation in recent years. In this Guide, learn more about CCTs from the continent that invented them.

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14
Nov
2011
BRIEFS

Designing an Effective CCT

Interesting and innovative design is the hallmark of CCTs - and Latin American countries are using creative and diverse CCT designs to achieve success.

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