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The pages in this section offer links to organizations broadly recognized for the quality of their work on specifc public health issues. Those with a more general focus are listed on the Reference, Research and Advocacy Materials page.
PUBLIC HEALTH TOPICS, PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
Linking education and health
An effort to improve child development through increased use of health services and increased attendance at school is Mexico’s Oportunidadas (formerly Progressa), a conditional cash transfer program. An unusual element of this program was its use of rigorous research (including randomized assignment to participation) to evaluate the program’s impact on participants. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) performed one of these evaluations and IFPRI’s website offers an abbreviated version of their findings, the full report, and the instructions on how to access the data they gathered. A brief evaluation report is also available from the World Bank.
Brasil’s Bolsa Familia also uses a conditional cash transfer to promote child development. Among those evaluating Bolsa Familia’s impact is the World Bank, the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Social Security Department, and the United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) International Poverty Center.