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Study Finds Bolsa Familia Children Healthier, Doing Better in School

Brasilia—Brazil’s Bolsa Familia conditional cash transfer program has had a positive effect on the health and education of Brazil’s poor children, according to an evaluation by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Bolsa Familia is…

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The World's Poorest People Not Being Reached

New Study Examines Plight of Poor Living on Less than 50 Cents a Day Washington, DC —Despite much progress reducing poverty worldwide, a substantial number of the world’s poorest people are being left behind, according to a new report by the…

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New Avian Flu Project to Focus on World's Poor Farmers

Washington, DC —A £3.9 million (approximately US$7.8 million) project was launched today to help poor farmers in developing countries safeguard their livelihoods in the event of future outbreaks of avian influenza. The International Food Policy…

In the News

Hard-nosed compassion (The Economist)

The Economist published  an article  that mentioned  a study  by Amy Margolies and John Hoddinott about the benefits of distributing aid via cash due to the reduced cost of transport and other factors. According to the story, “20% more people could have…