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Submitted by Arvind Nair on

Hi Jishnu,

Thanks for the excellent article!

Another potential issue with imposing conditions along with cash transfers, in a government program setting, is with the red tape it creates. The danger is that these 'conditions' could become little more than tools in the hands of the local officials that administer these programs to maintain their power over the population. And, paradoxically, the more finely specified the 'conditions' accompanying the cash transfer, the more power it could grant the local official!