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Social cash transfers for the poorest in Uganda

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  • Sennoga, Edward B.
  • Matovu, John Mary
  • Twimukye, Evarist P.

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This paper mainly focuses on the various ways through which a social cash transfer program can be designed and financed. We identify four types of households which are considered to be vulnerable to be targeted with cash transfers. This includes households with orphans, old individuals, young and labor constrained. Extending a cash transfer to these households would lead to less poverty over the simulation period. these programs which would be constrained to less than 0.5 percent of GDP would have a small impact on the overall economy. By increasing taxes to finance the program this would wipe out the potential benefits of the cash transfer program of reducing poverty.

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  • Sennoga, Edward B. & Matovu, John Mary & Twimukye, Evarist P., 2009. "Social cash transfers for the poorest in Uganda," Research Series 54935, Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eprcrs:54935
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