Author:Olabanji Akinola
Subject: Poverty and Inequality
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Abstract: "Nigeria’s 'In Care of the People' (COPE) conditional cash transfer (CCT) programme was launched in 2007 across 12 of Nigeria's 36 federated states (National Poverty Eradication Programme 2007). Although some states in Nigeria have other CCT programmes of their own, COPE is the only nationwide government-sponsored CCT programme in Nigeria. Similar to CCTs in other countries, COPE was designed with the objectives of reducing socio-economic vulnerabilities and breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty by developing human capital. It requires selected households to ensure that their children attend school and participate in immunization programmes as conditions for receiving the benefits. Based on findings from research done on social protection and COPE in Nigeria in 2013, this One Pager provides a brief overview of the programme and highlights some of its design and implementation challenges". (…)

keywords: Rethinking, design, implementation, Nigeria's COPE, Conditional Cash Transfer, Programme
Date Publication: 08/12/2016 - 09:06
Type/Issue: One Pager / 330
ISSN: 2318-9118
Language: English