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What can be expected from productive inclusion programs?

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  • Jamele Rigolini

    (World Bank, USA, and IZA, Germany)

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Productive inclusion programs provide an integrated package of services, such as grants and training, to promote self-employment and wage employment among the poor. They show promising long-term impacts, and are often proposed as a way to graduate the poor out of social assistance. Nevertheless, neither productive inclusion nor social assistance will be able to solve the broader poverty challenge independently. Rather, the future is in integrating productive inclusion into the existing social assistance system, though this poses several design, coordination, and implementation challenges.

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  • Jamele Rigolini, 2016. "What can be expected from productive inclusion programs?," IZA World of Labor, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), pages 301-301, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izawol:journl:y:2016:n:301
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    Keywords

    productive inclusion; graduation; training; self-employment; entrepreneurship; social protection systems;
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    JEL classification:

    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • H81 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Governmental Loans; Loan Guarantees; Credits; Grants; Bailouts
    • P46 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty
    • P36 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty

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