Cash incentive scheme finds UNDP favour

Says giving cash directly to beneficiary improves delivery system

GN Bureau | February 22, 2010




A study by UNDP says conditional cash transfer schemes can be effective in India as a measure of improving the delivery system.

This system works on the priciple of providing direct cash incentive to poor for performing certain tasks like sending children to school or to health centres for regular health check up.

This policy, which was first tried in Latin American countries, is considered one of the best innovations in the area of social protection programmes.

The study, named Conditional Cash Transfer Schemes for Alleviating Human Poverty: Relevance for India, was released last year.

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