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Evaluating antipoverty transfer programmes in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa: Better policies? Better politics?

  • Barrientos, Armando
  • Villa, Juan M.

The paper provides a comparative analysis of the incidence of evaluation methods in antipoverty transfer programmes in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. The paper identifies two broad explanations for the incidence of evaluation in antipoverty transfe

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2013/009.

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Date of creation: 2013
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