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EEP 151/Econ 171 Economic Development Fall 2010 Policy Brief #1 How to make a Conditional Cash Transfer work in an urban environment Due September 21, 2010 This is a problem-solving Brief that you can prepare in teams of one to three students, as you prefer. Only write one report for the team. See: The Economist, “Brazil’s Bolsa Familia: How to get children out of jobs and into schools”, July 29, 2010. Bolsa Familia is a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program that has been quite important in helping Brazil reduce poverty and inequality. Yet, as explained in the article, it does not work as well in the urban as it does in the rural environment. Many countries
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Unformatted text preview: are looking at the Brazilian experience as a source of inspiration to introduce similar programs. At the same time, world poverty is becoming increasingly urban, hence it is important to propose new options to make these programs succeed in the urban environment. You are asked to help solve this problem. In your brief addressed to the future president of Brazil (general elections are to be held on October 3, 2010, to replace President Lula), indicate what could be done to make the Bolsa Familia model work better in the urban sector. Do not offer more than 2 or 3 recommendations. Justify your recommendations....
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  • Fall '10
  • Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Conditional Cash Transfer, Bolsa Familia, President of Brazil, José Sarney

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