Corpus ID: 19312082

The Case for Direct Cash Transfers to the Poor

@inproceedings{Kapur2008TheCF,
  title={The Case for Direct Cash Transfers to the Poor},
  author={D. Kapur and P. Mukhopadhyay and A. Subramanian},
  year={2008}
}
  • D. Kapur, P. Mukhopadhyay, A. Subramanian
  • Published 2008
  • Business
  • The total expenditure on central schemes for the poor and on the major subsidies exceeds the states’ share of central taxes. These schemes are chronic bad performers due to a culture of immunity in public administration and weakened local governments. Arguing that the poor should be trusted to use these resources better than the state, a radical redirection with substantial direct transfers to individuals and complementary decentralisation to local governments is proposed. The benefits, risks… CONTINUE READING
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