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Effects of the Palestinian National Cash Transfer Programme on Children and Adolescents

2014 — By Paola Pereznieto, Nicola Jones, Bassam Abu Hamad, Mohammed Shaheen, Elsy Alcala

Over the past two decades, social protection programmes have been implemented in many developing countries to reduce poverty and vulnerabilities in the face of context-specific challenges such as economic crises,inequality and exclusion, and human development deficits. The multidimensional vulnerabilities experienced by poor
households affect children and young people in specific ways, but their needs often remain only partially visible or even invisible to policy-makers and those designing social protection programmes and complementary interventions that tend to focus on the household unit.

This report presents findings from a mixed methods study of the effects of the Palestinian National CashTransfer Programme (PNCTP) on children and their families, exploring impact across the four key dimensions of children’s rights recognised in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC): survival,  development, protection and participation.


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