Author:Alejandro Agudo Sanchíz
Subject: Social Protection and CCTs
" /> Abstract: It is often assumed that the mere implementation of a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) policy model, with its emphasis on altering recipients’ behaviour or preferences via co-responsibilities, can bring about a desired new social order. However, this assumption obscures relatively autonomous power relations operating at the local level between myriad CCT stakeholders, policy intermediaries and recipients included, which influence a CCT’s ultimate impact. Conventional theories of change that inform the causal models underpinning most CCTs overlook how different actors in a given socio-cultural arena actually defend their vested interests, producing their own contexts and thus altering CCT results in ways unanticipated by policy-makers (Mosse 2005). (…)

keywords: The Social Production of Conditional Cash Transfers’ Impacts
Date Publication: 11/09/2012 (All day)
Type/Issue: One Pager / 172
Language: English