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Social Protection Program Spending and Household Welfare in Ghana

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  • Raju,Dhushyanth
  • Younger,Stephen D.
  • Dadzie,Christabel Ewuradjoa

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: Ghana administers multiple social protection programs. One, pensions provided by the SocialSecurity and National Insurance Trust, has a long history, but the rest of the programs have been introduced andexpanded over the past two decades. This study assesses the performance of the government of Ghana’s main socialassistance and social insurance programs. It discusses the main design and implementation parameters of the programsand summarizes existing evaluative and operational research. The study also examines patterns and trends in programbenefit spending, based on government administrative data, and the coverage rates of the programs, their incidence, andtheir effectiveness in reducing poverty and inequality, based on recent national household sample survey data.Further, the study examines the relationship between household participation in social assistance programs andexposure to adverse covariate shocks, specifically, possible weather-related shocks, based on high-resolution climaterisk maps for the country

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  • Raju,Dhushyanth & Younger,Stephen D. & Dadzie,Christabel Ewuradjoa, 2023. "Social Protection Program Spending and Household Welfare in Ghana," Social Protection Discussion Papers and Notes 181666, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:181666
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