How Do They Work?

Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are the main social programs used by Latin American and Caribbean countries to assist families living in poverty. In addition to supporting consumption, they encourage the accumulation of human capital.

To mark the 20 years since the implementation of CCT programs, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) created this toolkit, which is primarily aimed at those who design and operate CCTs, as well as the general public. Here we describe how several countries implement the three main operational stages of a CCT program. To get started, select a country.










1
Introduction
This section includes the objectives, start date, and size of the program in terms of its budget and the number of beneficiaries.
2
Beneficiaries
This section describes the characteristics of beneficiary families, the enrollment process, and the criteria for continued program participation.
3
Transfers
This section explains how programs determine the value of the cash transfers to be received by each family and forms of delivery.
4
Condicionalities
This section discusses what families must do to meet program objectives.
1
Introduction
2
Beneficiaries
3
Transfers
4
Condicionalities