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Control and Accountability in Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Topics and Areas for Further Improvement

Authors: Lucy Bassett and Gaston Blanco
Published by: World Bank
Date: 2011

This brief presents some of the key oversight and accountability topics and trends in CCT programmes in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The main aim of the publication is to provide CCT practitioners with concrete examples of tools and good practices from a variety of countries in the region, so they can strengthen the accountability systems of their programmes. It highlights key factors to be considered when choosing from different oversight mechanisms, and demonstrates the importance of complementing top-down mechanisms, such as auditing, with bottom-up ones, such as Brazil’s Social Control Committees.

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