Transformation of Social Transfer Programmes in Nigeria

Rowden (2010) argued that the meaning of development has morphed from structural issues to palliative issues. This is very evident in Conditional Cash Transfers Programmes (CCTPs) and similar social protection initiatives, which though they may relieve poverty, have been criticized for failing to be transformative in their conception.

What have we learnt from ten years of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programmes in Nigeria?

In this new CROP Poverty Brief, the authors discuss findings from two independent studies that examine the implementation of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programmes in Nigeria and their (in)ability to reduce poverty and contribute to human capital development.

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