Burkina Faso - Policies to Protect the Poor from the Impact of Food and Energy Price Increases
AbstractThis paper assesses the effectiveness of policies taken by the BurkinabÃ¨ authorities to protect the poor from the adverse impact of a combined food and oil price shock in 2008. Estimates of the impact based on household survey data and a price pass-through model suggest that these policies were not well-targeted, benefiting the wealthier groups of the population rather than the poor. More effective policy measures, such as a conditional cash transfer system, which is already being implemented on a pilot basis in urban areas, are discussed as an alternative policy option.
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AFR-2011-09-22 (Africa)
- NEP-AGR-2011-09-22 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2011-09-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2011-09-22 (Development)
- NEP-ENE-2011-09-22 (Energy Economics)
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