Cost-effective safety nets

what are the costs of reaching the poor?

Which social safety-net progammes reach poor households? How cost efficient are they? This research shows that public works programmes have great potential for targeting poor households. However there is a great variability in their performance. Human capital subsidies provide a promising approach for addressing poverty and have been shown to have a substantial impact on nutrition, health, and education outcomes.

Author: 
Coady, David
Published date: 
2003
Publisher: 
World Food Programme (WFP)
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