War Against Poverty: Cash in Hand Program

Posted on December 29, 2009


BBC NewsCash in Hand A two part series that explores a simple but controversial idea that cash hand-outs can lift people out of poverty. The idea is to encourage certain patterns of behaviour by giving poor families money in exchange for sending their children to school.

The series begins with a Report on the example of Colombias own Conditional Credit Transfer (CCT) scheme, “Familias en Acción” and continues with a brief panel discussion on the benefits and problems of this specific program, before continuing (in part 2) with an example from New York, USA. Recorded from BBC on 22.08.09.

Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2