On January 29th, Tereza Campello, Brazil’s Minister of Social Development and Fight against Hunger, came to the Wilson Center to speak about Bolsa Familia, a conditional cash transfer program that has helped lift over 22 million Brazilians out of poverty and significantly decrease the country’s historically resilient income inequality. After the event, Minister Campello sat down with CCTV to speak about the results achieved after ten years. According to the Minister, Bolsa Familia’s biggest achievement is seen in the reduction of infant mortality. In addition, she emphasized that Bolsa Familia has helped change the educational trajectory of the poor in Brazil.
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