Conditional Cash Transfers in Africa: Limitations and Potentials

by Olabanji Akinola
Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia, 2016

4 pp. 408 kB
http://www.saspen.org/brief/SASPENbrief-2016-6-Akinola.pdf

Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) are currently amongst the most popular social protection programmes for addressing poverty, vulnerabilities, and risks of poor individuals, households and communities in developing Latin American, African, and Asian countries. However, the increasing popularity and adoption of CCTs in Africa have remained highly understudied in comparison to CCTs in Latin America where they originated in the late 1990s and early 2000s. For this reason, this policy brief discusses some of the current limitations and potentials of CCTs as social protection programmes for reducing poverty and developing the human capital of poor individuals, households, and communities in African countries.

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