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If we are serious about tackling poverty, we must get serious about trying new things. Conditional cash transfer programs have proven effective in countries across the globe, and New York is proud to be the first American city to experiment with this innovative idea. This book provides an up-to-date assessment of CCT programs based on impact evaluation studies from across the world. We look forward to adding our evaluation results to an important body of research, and continuing our work with partners worldwide to reach our shared goal of breaking cycles of intergenerational poverty.
— Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City

Conditional Cash Transfers provides a careful and thorough assessment of the knowledge accumulated so far on conditional cash transfer programs; it will inform and orient academic economists and policy makers when they consider starting, scaling-up, and evaluating programs of this nature. Further, the book also raises issues that, in my view, are very relevant and have so far been underemphasized, namely the need to place these programs within the broader context of
countries’ social policies. Fiszbein and Schady have produced a very valuable and timely work for all interested in poverty.
— Santiago Levy, Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank

Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty is part of the Policy Research Report series, managed by the Development Research Group of the World Bank.




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