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Just Give Money to the Poor: The Development Revolution from the Global South
Amid all the complicated economic theories about the causes and solutions to poverty, one idea is so basic it seems radical: just give money to the poor. Despite its sceptics, researchers have foundExpand
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Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: Getting the Politics Right
This paper provides an overview of the recent extension of social protection in sub-Saharan Africa. It identifies two main “models” of social protection in the region: one based on age-based incomeExpand
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Social Transfers and Growth: A Review
A considerable and growing literature exists on social transfers in developing countries, that is, direct transfers in cash or kind to individuals or households in poverty. Many studies have examinedExpand
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Reducing Child Poverty with Cash Transfers: A Sure Thing?
Children are disproportionately represented among the income-poor, many suffer from severe deprivation, and their poverty and vulnerability have cumulative and long-term consequences. This articleExpand
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Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest in Developing Countries: Reflections on a Quiet Revolution
The theory and practice of social protection in developing countries has advanced at a rapid pace over the last decade or so. There is a growing consensus around the view that social protectionExpand
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Welfare regimes in development contexts: a global and regional analysis
Written by a team of internationally respected experts, this book explores the conditions under which social policy, defined as the public pursuit of secure welfare, operates in the poorer regions ofExpand
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Can Social Protection Tackle Chronic Poverty?
AbstractRecent developments in social protection have shifted its focus on to risk and vulnerability. These contribute to poverty directly, but also indirectly through the response of poor householdsExpand
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Pension Reform in Latin America
Introduction: evaluation of pension reform the structure of the book. Part 1 Background to pension reform in Latin America: the origins and evolution of pension schemes explaining pension schemeExpand
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SERIES Paper No . 1 What is the impact of non-contributory pensions on poverty ? Estimates from Brazil and South Africa
This paper considers the impact of cash transfer programmes for the old in Brazil and South Africa on poverty among households with older people. Using datasets collected specifically for theExpand
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On the Distributional Implications of Social Protection Reforms in Latin America
The paper tracks recent changes in the components of social protection in Latin America, the reforms to social insurance in the 1990s and the growth of social assistance in the 2000s, and assessesExpand
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