Brazil’s Bolsa Familia

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Through Brazil’s Bolsa Familia program, qualifying families receive a small monthly cash transfer — distributed directly to the female head of household — in exchange for keeping children in school and taking them to regular health checks. The program was spearheaded with support from both the World Bank and the Brazilian government and has contributed to the rapid reduction of poverty in Brazil – accounting for up to 25% of Brazil’s reduction in inequality and 16% of the drop in extreme poverty. These promising outcomes have directly contributed to intergenerational development and economic growth.

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