This project builds upon and consolidates previously existing cash transfer programs, including Bolsa Escola (School Cash Transfer), Bolsa Alimentacao (Nutrition Cash Transfer), Cartao Alimentacao (Food Transfer Program), and Auxilio Gas (Cooking Gas compensation) into one conditional cash transfer program, Bolsa Familia (BFP), which targets the poorest families in Brazil. Brazil is one of the most inequitable societies with a Gini coefficient  of 0.59. Use of basic health services varies dramatically by income level and poverty levels in metropolitan areas rose to 26% between 1998 and 2001.

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Author/s: Logan Brenzel
Countries: Brazil

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