This policy brief uses data from the Young Lives survey in Peru to assess the impact of the conditional cash transfer programme JUNTOS on a group of children who were covered by the programme. These beneficiary children were compared with children who were not covered by JUNTOS, using indicators of their well-being: health, nutrition, educational achievement, time use, among others.
The results show that the JUNTOS cash transfers needed to be accompanied by an improvement in access and quality of the health and education services accessed by these children. It is important to acknowledge that while there are positive programme results, policymakers need to watch for possible unintended impacts on the household or for some household members. It is hoped, that these findings will contribute to debates about the relevance of these programme in Peru.
Escobal, J.; Benites, S. Impacts of the Conditional Cash Transfer programme JUNTOS for children in Peru. Niños del Milenio, Lima, Peru (2012) 20 pp. [Niños del Milenio Boletín 5] In Spanish.