The 1.5 billion people question: Food, vouchers, or cash transfers?

Harold Alderman, ed., Ugo Gentilini, ed., Ruslan Yemtsov, ed.

This book addresses the thorny and fascinating question of how food and voucher programs, despite theory and evidence generally favoring cash, remain relevant, have evolved, and, in most circumstances, have improved over time. In doing so, we take an evolutionary and pragmatic view; we are interested in understanding why food-based programs exist and how countries can benefit from transformations such as that of Chhattisgarh, not in determining whether those programs should exist.