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The evolution of Nepal’s child grant: from humble beginnings to a real driver of change for children?

Garde, Maricar, Mathers, Nicholas and Dhakal, Thakur (2017) The evolution of Nepal’s child grant: from humble beginnings to a real driver of change for children? Global Social Policy, 17 (3). pp. 359-364. ISSN 1468-0181

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1468018117729911

Abstract

Nepal’s Child Grant was introduced in 2009, and the government made a commitment to enhance and expand the programme in 2016. This contribution argues that good evidence, local popularity, and a combination of political legitimacy and opportunity were all necessary to bring about the reforms. Despite initial underinvestment and various design and implementation challenges, the reforms provide a solid platform to help the programme realise its full potential

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/gsp
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 11:19
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 06:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85326

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