From Universal Food Subsidies to a Self-Targeted Program: A Case Study in Tunisian Reform
AbstractOutlines Tunisia' innovative strategy of reducing the budgetary costs of food subsidies in a manner that is politically acceptable and that protects the nutritional status of the poor. The government uses "self-targeted programs," whereby subsidies are shifted to items consumed primarily by low-income groups, while prices of unsubsidized, higher-quality items are liberalized, appealing to higher-income groups who then consume less of the subsidized foods.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by World Bank in its series World Bank - Discussion Papers with number 351.
Length: 108 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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FISCAL POLICY ; AGRICULTURE ; NUTRITION;
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- H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- O13 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
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