Sugiyama can talk about the impact of initiatives that provide cash payments to mothers with children, based on the world’s two largest such programs.
Natasha Borges Sugiyama
Cash payment programs to families with children are being discussed as a way to boost child welfare in the United States. Natasha Borges Sugiyama has studied effects of the largest such anti-poverty programs in Brazil and South Africa, including impact in areas such as school attendance, access to health services and women’s empowerment. Sugiyama was part of a team that found that income assistance has helped mothers in both countries experience greater control over their lives, even though the programs were not intended for that purpose.