Recent food, fuel, and financial crises have amplified the importance of strong social safety nets to reduce poverty and vulnerability. Safety nets help poor people by boosting their incomes, increasing school attendance, improving nutrition, encouraging the use of health services, and providing job opportunities.
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August 1, 2016 — The conditional cash transfer program in the Philippines - PANTAWID - has reached 4.4 million families in 2015. The program is helping break inter-generational cycle of poverty that affects 25 million Filipinos.
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