CASH TRANS­FERS NIGE­RIA FOL­LOWS BRAZIL’S EX­AM­PLE

The Africa Report - - BRIEFING -

Tak­ing its cue from Brazil’s suc­cesses in fight­ing poverty through cash trans­fers, the Nige­rian govern­ment is run­ning a pi­lot pro­gramme that seeks to hand out $2bn to about 1 mil­lion peo­ple in eight states. The trans­fers are de­pen­dent on im­mu­nis­ing chil­dren and send­ing them to school.

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