CCT programmes have had proven success in improving education and health
outcomes, but that success depends on the quality and adequacy of
implementation. Effective implementation must take into account each
country’s context and the opportunities - and limits - of its own
institutional capacity. It must consider technical, operational and
socio-political factors, as all of these can influence the programme’s
effectiveness. This Brief presents 4 main steps in implementing a
successful CCT programme, and in each, draws on the Latin American
experience to highlight key issues policymakers should consider when
creating an implementation strategy in other contexts.
The Latin American experience shows a core set of considerations
countries should keep in mind as they decide how best to adapt
implementation strategies to reflect their local context.
Within each of the four key implementation steps identified, different
considerations become important, from available technology and
financial systems, to quality of services and the structure of the
conditionality. Capacity and availability of quality information are
important to consider across all of the four steps.
Jaramillo, M. ELLA Policy Brief: Implementing CCTs: Lessons from Latin America. ELLA, Practical Action Consulting, Lima, Peru (2011) 5 pp.