Author:Francesco Burchi, Christoph Strupat
Economic Growth, Poverty and Inequality, Pro-poor Growth, Social Protection and CCTs

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Abstract: "Since the beginning of the 21st century we have witnessed a proliferation of social protection schemes in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Recent empirical evidence points to the effectiveness of these policies—in particular, cash transfers—in improving the ability of beneficiaries to meet their basic needs. However, it seems that cash transfers alone do not reduce poverty in a sustainable manner, and this is usually not even their explicit aim. Cash transfer beneficiaries do not manage to exit poverty by their own means; therefore, they remain dependent on social assistance". (...)

keywords: economic empowerment, programmes, successful, experimental, evidence, Malawi
Date Publication: 06/12/2019 - 08:08
Type/Issue: One Pager / 423
ISSN: 2318-9118
Language: English