Role of cash in conditional cash transfer programmes for child health, growth and development: an analysis of Mexico’s Oportunidades


Lia Fernald, Lynette Neufeld, Paul Gertler


child health, childhood health outcomes, conditional cash transfer programs, Oportunidades


The Lancet

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Policy Summary

The results in this study suggest that the cash transfer component of Oportunidades is associated with better outcomes for children living in poverty in child health, growth and development. It suggests this program is achieving its goals and could be used to inform policy supporting similar CCT efforts in Mexico or elsewhere.

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