Conditional Cash Transfer: A policy brief

Organization(s): UN WOMEN, UNICEF
Author: Debbie Budlender
Regions: Latin America, The Caribbean
Year: 2014
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Eastern Caribbean countries are currently developing and implementing substantial social safety net reforms. In 2009 – 2010, UNICEF and UN Women in partnership with the World Bank supported the governments of six countries in the OECS sub-region to conduct national social safety net assessments.

A striking feature of the social assistance landscape is the number and variety of programs involved in the provision of social assistance in each country reviewed. These include cash transfers, near-cash programs (e.g., food stamps and voucher), in-kind transfers and services, active labour market programs, community-based programs, social care services and targeted housing programs.

This brief, summarises key considerations regarding CCTs and implications for social protection reform.

Social Protection and Human Rights