Despite the trend toward cash transfers, many countries retain a mix of food assistance programs.
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Despite the shift to distribute food aid via cash transfers, they are not a one-size-fits-all solution, a new World Bank report suggests.
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An IFPRI seminar and a new book explore the changing role of food subsidies in Egypt's struggle with food security.
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There is evidence that cash transfers can save money and reduce the routine theft that plagues food aid programs. But how will they impact nutrition?
Social protection programs−broadly defined as initiatives offering cash or in-kind assistance to the poor−have expanded rapidly in recent decades, now covering an estimated two billion people living in developing countries. Such broad coverage, which…