Universal cash transfers in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Fabianna Bacil ,Beatriz Burattini ,João Pedro Lang ,Camila Rolon ,Merindah Loessl ,Victor Thives ,Louisa Wagner
Thematic Area: Social Protection ,Poverty Reduction Policies ,Inclusive Growth
Abstract:Children and adolescents are exposed to a multitude of risks, which have worsened due to the socio-economic repercussions of COVID-19. This emphasises the need to improve the protection of children and adolescents, who already faced greater poverty rates than other age groups before the crisis. This One Pager discusses universal cash transfers in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Keywords:social protection; cash transfers; Latin America and the Caribbean universal child benefits
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