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Nicaragua and Poverty

  • Capital: Managua
  • Population: 5995928
  • Size: 129494.0 Km2

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How effective are CCTs in low income settings? A review exploring factors impacting on programme outcomes in Honduras and Nicaragua
S. Diepeveen; C. Van Stolk / RAND Corporation 2012
Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes have been evaluated extensively and show by and large an increase of consumption amongst beneficiaries resulting in sometimes substantial reductions in poverty. Nonetheless important question...
Assessing long-term impacts of conditional cash transfers on children and young adults in rural Nicaragua
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2014
Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes, which offer families cash grants conditional on attendance at school or preventive health visits, have expanded rapidly over the past decade. Although there is substantial evidence of their ...
Seen, heard and counted: rethinking care in a development context
S. Razavi (ed) / Development and Change Journal 2012
This is a diverse collection of contributions covering various aspects of care from around the world, from Chinese women’s burdens under economic reform, to the political and social organisation of childcare in Argentina. Razavi...
From social safety net to social policy? The role of conditional Cash transfers in welfare state Development in Latin America
F Bastagli / International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth 2009
Since the early 1990s, conditional cash transfers (CCTs) have been adopted by countries across Latin America as central elements of their poverty reduction strategies. CCTs share three components in common: a cash transfer, a targetin...
Grassroots speakout on UN Women: outcome document
Huairou Commission 2011
On March 2nd, grassroots women leaders from around the world voiced their key recommendations and experiences to Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Dr. Michelle Bachelet, and other representatives of UN Women ...
The Millennium Development Goals: A Latin American and Caribbean Perspective
H. Guzman; E. Espindola; R. Bajraj / United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 2005
This paper looks at the differences across countries in Latin American and Caribbean region in terms of their chances of attaining the Goals and, wherever possible, the differences between trends in various segments of the population ...
Which is better - conditional or unconditional cash transfers?
S. Devereux (ed) / Eldis Gateway to Development and Environment Information 2009
In response to the recent food crisis and global financial crisis, the G-20 countries and the World Bank announced increased spending on social protection programmes, including cash-based systems. Cash transfers are an increasingly po...
When CCTs can't be sustained: Nicaragua's Red de Proteccion Social (RPS) programme
C. Moore / International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth 2009
Among the many conditional cash transfer programmes (CCTs) implemented in Latin America recently, Nicaragua’s Red de Proteccion Social (RPS) initiative, started in 2002, is widely considered to have been particularly succes...
Looking beyond agriculture for the promotion of productive activities in rural areas
A. Zezza; G. Carletto; B. Davis / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2007
An increasing number of empirical papers and reports have provided evidence that point to the importance of the rural non-farm (RNF) economy in developing countries. In parallel, the livelihoods approach, recognises that households us...
How can agriculture be made to work for the poor?
M. Prowse; A. Chimhowu / Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI 2007
This paper looks at the links between poverty, agriculture and land, reporting on panel data analysis in five countries – Vietnam, Uganda, India, Nicaragua and Ethiopia. It suggests that three ‘pillars’ can help to m...
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