CTs and Early Childhood Development


The following map highlights low- and middle-income countries around the world that have cash transfer programs with specific early childhood-related components (i.e., objectives related to early childhood development, cash intended to support very young children, conditions that mothers of young children or young children must fulfill, adult education relevant to early childhood development, etc.). It does not include CTs that only cover young children if they happen to meet other vulnerability criteria (i.e., CTs focused on supporting orphans and vulnerable children of any age.)

Notes: The CTs in Mongolia, Namibia, and South Africa do not directly focus on early childhood, but they provide cash to households with very young children.