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Safety Net Programs and Poverty Reduction : Lessons from Cross-country Experience - World Bank

Safety Net Programs and Poverty Reduction

Lessons from Cross-country Experience

By: World Bank, K. Subbarao (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 1997
ISBN: 9780821338902
Number Of Pages: 200

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The need for social safety nets has become a key component of poverty reduction strategies. Over the past three decades several developing countries have launched a variety of programs, including cash transfers, subsidies in-kind, public works, and income-generation programs. However, there is little guidance on appropriate program design, and few studies have synthesized the lessons from widely differing country experiences. This report fills that gap. It reviews the conceptual issues in the choice of programs, synthesizes cross-country experience, and analyzes how country- and region-specific constraints can explain why different approaches are successful in different countries.

Introductionp. 1
Conceptual Issues in the Analysis of Social Assistance and Poverty-Targeted Programsp. 15
Cross-Country Patterns of Cash Transfersp. 25
Cross-Country Patterns of In-Kind Transfersp. 45
Income Generation Programsp. 69
Innovations in the Delivery and Organization of Social Assistance and Poverty-Targeted Programsp. 93
Modes of Financing Social Assistance Programsp. 117
The Political Economy of Social Assistance Programsp. 135
Choosing and Designing Programsp. 159
Referencesp. 171
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ISBN: 9780821338902
ISBN-10: 0821338900
Series: World Bank Operations Evaluation Study,
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st May 1997
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.3