The World Bank’s New Social Protection Model: Conspirational Cash Transfers

Is there a conspiracy afoot? Practitioners of social protection have long debated the relative merits of conditional and unconditional cash transfers. Now the World Bank appears to have introduced a third category. We label these “Conspirational” Cash Transfers: cash transfer programmes about which the evidence is either suppressed or massaged in a conspiracy to support the case for conditional cash transfers!

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