A Conditional Cash Transfer in the Big Apple
Chapter 4 brings a complete account of the design, implementation, and frustrating results of Opportunity NYC , a conditional cash transfer program that was experimented in New York, supposedly following the example of the Mexican conditional cash transfers (CCT) . It tells how Opportunity NYC had a rationale that was distinct from any other CCT in the world, how it was financed only with private money, and how it was terminated after only three years of implementation. Finally, the chapter looks into the policy diffusion processes involving the program, revealing how it was not really the result of emulation from Mexico and how, even before its evaluation was completed, the program was being used as an international example.
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