Oil to Cash: Fighting the Resource Curse through Cash Transfers
AbstractMany of the worldâ€™s poorest and most fragile states are joining the ranks of oil and gas producers. These countries face critical policy questions about managing and spending new revenue in a way that is beneficial to their people. At the same time, a growing number of developing countries have initiated cash transfers as a response to poverty, and these programs are showing some impressive results. Here it is proposed putting these two trends together: countries seeking to manage new resource wealth should consider distributing income directly to citizens as cash transfers. Beyond serving as a powerful and proven policy intervention, cash transfers may also mitigate the corrosive effect natural resource revenue often has on governance. [Working Paper no. 237].
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policy intervention; governance; cash transfers; poverty; wealth; developing countries; natural resource;
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