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Overview of Child Development Accounts in Developing Countries

This paper presents evidence of the existence of CDAs by reviewing several different types of such accounts in operation in developing nations. However, to do so we used a broader definitional view of CDAs than is common in the CDA field. In this paper, we conceive of CDAs as savings policies, programs, or products for children with features or delivery mechanisms that have the potential to contribute to a child’s social and/or economic development.