Citizen Engagement and Social Accountability in Conditional Cash Transfer Programs

Conditional cash transfer programs (CCTPs) are widely used in the world and are proving effective in generating proven poverty alleviation impacts. However, CCTP achievements are undermined by fraud, errors, and corruption. These integrity risks and international experiences in managing them by using both state and civil society led efforts have been analyzed in a paper prepared by PTF as a knowledge resource for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and government agencies involved in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Conditional Cash Transfer Program (CCTP) in the Philippines.

The paper has been prepared as part of “Guarding the Integrity of the Conditional Cash Transfer Program in the Philippines” (or iPantawid) being implemented by Filipino CSO, the Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government (CCAGG) and funded by the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA). The project’s objective is to develop a model for constructive engagement between government and civil society at the community level using social accountability initiatives for transparent and accountable implementation of the CCTP in the Philippines.

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