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Conditional Cash Transfer Schemes for Alleviating Human Poverty: Relevance for India Image

Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems

Conditional Cash Transfer Schemes for Alleviating Human Poverty: Relevance for India

Conditional Cash Transfer Schemes for Alleviating Human Poverty: Relevance for India

Summary

This discussion paper presents an analytical review of the design and implementation of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) schemes, particularly in Latin America; juxtaposing it with those schemes in India that have similar characteristics. The objective is to promote informed discussion among various stakeholders on the desirability and feasibility of introducing multi-sectoral CCT schemes for alleviating human poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in India. In India, food security issues coupled with the global financial crisis have made achieving the MDGs particularly complicated.

The paper focuses on many indicators at the heart of CYES efforts, including income inequality, primary and secondary education, and child labor, which often accompanies lowered household productivity.



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