Since the turn of the century, many low- and middle-income countries have introduced or expanded programmes providing direct transfers in cash and/or in kind to families or individuals facing poverty and vulnerability. There is considerable diversity in the objectives, design and implementation of social transfers in lower and middle income countries, but they share the overall objectives of reducing poverty and fostering economic and social inclusion.
The aim of this study is to identify and evaluate the known effects of social transfers on child protection risks and outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. It discusses how the design and implementation of social transfers can maximise positive impact, which can serve policy makers and practitioners in their future programming. Click to access the study