In our 12th Perspective, Nicholas Freeland, a Senior Social Policy Specialist, criticises a report written about a two year pilot social protection scheme in Morocco. The scheme was designed to see whether imposing conditions increased the educational impact of a cash transfer for children. While the research found that a conditional cash transfer had no greater impact than an unconditional one, for some strange reason the unconditional transfer became ‘mislabelled’. Read his thoughts. He does hope the authors reply to his questions.
While Development Pathways may not necessarily agree with the views of the author, we believe it is important to give people space to express their opinions.
About the Author
Nicholas Freeland is a social security practitioner who would not want to be mis-labelled as an unapologetic anti-conditionista…but who nonetheless thinks a spade should be called a spade.