Conditional Cash Transfers: Learning From The Literature: A Policy Brief
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.