svethaover 1 year ago
Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Marcela! I had this very issue in mind when forming New Incentives. CCTs have been proven effective, but at the same time they are sometimes used for vote buying. We hope that our approach to CCTs which is premised on community participation will get at what development really needs: continuous measurement of failure and assessment of what works depending on local needs and contexts. There is no magic recipe to development, which is the greatest thing we can all keep in mind, but I do strongly believe that we do need to figure out how to best leverage philanthropic contributions which the CCT model lends itself well to.