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Are Conditional Cash Transfers Having an Impact on Achieving Access to Education? Some Answers from Argentina

Expert commentaries - Date: 27 May 2014 / Author: Gastón Pierri

The impact of Argentina’s Asignación Universal por Hijo Cash Transfer Programme on the right to education The conditions of poverty and exclusion that affect a great part of Latin America have led governments to create various social security programmes, directed primarily at the most vulnerable families and communities. Several...

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Conditional Cash Transfers and the Human Right to Social Security

Expert commentaries - Date: 27 May 2014 / Author: Ian Orton

The increasing use of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) has perhaps been one of the most significant additions to the social development agenda of late. CCTs are now key components of many governments’ poverty elimination programmes and feature centrally in the UN’s current Social Protection Floor initiative1 The mainstream media...

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Social Protection and Human Rights