‘The World Bank do not like having conditions imposed on them: so why impose them on others?’
This is our first Pathways’ Perspectives of the year! It looks at the results from a range of experiments that compare conditional and unconditional cash transfers. Overall, there is no robust evidence to suggest that the use of conditions have any positive impact on recipients. So, Stephen asks why countries insist on enforcing conditions by sanctioning families, and suggests alternative approaches.