Conditional Cash Transfers

Blog: It's all in the Mind - How Behavioral Science Presents a Golden Opportunity for Financial Inclusion

By Payal Pathak, New America Foundation

With the “golden age of behavioral research,” as New York Times columnist David Brooks recently described, comes a golden opportunity for the asset building and financial inclusion fields.  Indeed, the latest breakthroughs in social science and behavioral research beg – or perhaps even force – us to think differently about poverty reduction and the policies and mechanisms that can enable it.

Blog: Connecting Youth to Savings-Linked CCTS?

By Payal Pathak, New America Foundation

In the paper, “Youth Savings in Developing Countries,” the YouthSave Consortium explores savings as a tool towards achieving the nexus potential: financial inclusion and youth development. But what if an evolved social protection scheme could give this hypothesis a little nudge forward? The Global Assets Project partnered with the Ford Foundation, United Nations Development Program, Citi Foundation, and Proyecto Capital, to organize the first-ever Global Colloquium on Savings-linked Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs).

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