Evaluation finds successes for Egypt’s first conditional cash transfer program
In 2015, the Egyptian government implemented a series of major economic reforms, including ambitious antipoverty programs. To protect the poor and better target them for assistance, the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MOSS), with the support of the World Bank (WB), launched the “Takaful & Karama” Programme(TKP), Egypt’s first national conditional cash transfer (CCT) program. Takaful (Solidarity) targets poor households with children. Takaful transfers are given to women, and are conditional on school attendance and health monitoring (but the conditionality is not yet implemented). Meanwhile, Karama (Dignity) targets the elderly poor, people living with disabilities, and orphans.
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