IDB Bolsters Dominican Republic's Social Protection Scheme

    The Inter-American Development Bank is lending USD100 million to help improve the nutrition, health and educational attainment of children and young people from poor families in the Dominican Republic.

    The loan will support the country’s conditional cash transfer program called Solidaridad. It will be used to extend payments to 625,000 households for keeping their children in school and to another 300,000 households for following a protocol of preventive health services and nutrition.

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      Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.