Social transfers and chronic poverty : emerging evidence and the road ahead

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)

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October 2005
46 p

This paper examines the costs and benefits of social transfers for developing countries. More specifically, it identifies that the successful implementation of social transfers is contingent on: political support and ownership within the country; supportive government policy; integration into a larger social protection framework; and stronger institutional capacity. This work would be useful for anyone with an interest in development planning, social protection and poverty alleviation

Document No:PD 045 Series:DFID Practice Paper 

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