Designing and evaluating social safety nets
Abstract"This paper reviews issues highlighted in the literature on the performance of commonly found social safety net programs in developing countries. It makes particular reference to food subsidies (universal and administratively targeted), public works schemes, and targeted human capital subsidies. Although this set of programs is not exhaustive, it does account for a large proportion of program types, and many of the issues raised here apply equally to other social expenditures." from Author's Abstract
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series FCND briefs with number 172.
Date of creation: 2004
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Safety nets ; evaluation ; Food subsidies ; Community participation ; Public works ; social policies ; Income distribution ; Poverty alleviation ;
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- NEP-ALL-2005-05-07 (All new papers)
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