Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes in the Arab Region
This workshop provided an occasion to explore the potential of conditional cash transfer programmes to break inter-generational cycles of poverty and to contribute to long-term development.
The event brought together representatives from ten countries across the Arab region and experts from Latin America and a number of international organizations who shared their experience with such schemes.
The discussions addressed aspects such as the applicability of conditions, ways to improve targeting mechanisms, benefits to children and women, and the challenges of coordinating multiple stakeholders. The workshop furthermore facilitated the establishment of a network of practitioners who will continue to collaborate in future activities.
The event was organized by ESCWA in the framework of the Commission’s ongoing work on social protection and activities to support countries in implementing the 2030 development agenda