In June 2009, Save the Children released a publication titled Lasting Benefits: The role of cash transfers in tackling child mortality. This report argues that cash transfers have a critical role to play in accelerating reductions in child mortality, as well as broader economic benefits. It estimates current costs and finds that child and maternity benefits are possible on a large scale, even in developing countries.
This report examines three key questions:
* What contribution can cash transfers make to reducing child mortality?
* What are the broader economic benefits of investing in cash transfers?
* How can child-focused cash transfers be affordable in developing countries?
Lasting Benefits argues that cash transfers have a critical role to play in accelerating reductions in child mortality, as well as broader economic benefits.It finds that child and maternity benefits are possible on a large scale, even in developing countries. It will be of particular interest to policy-makers and advisers in developing countries and donor governments.
For the full report, visit Save the Children’s online library More publications by Save the Children :
Saving Children’s Lives: Why equity matters
The Child Development Index: Holding Governments to account for children’s wellbeing
Policy Brief: Newborn and child survival
Tracking Progress in Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: The 2008 report
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