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The 1.5 billion people question : food, vouchers, or cash transfers? (English)

With 1.5 billion people covered globally, food and voucher programs provide an important lifeline for the poor and vulnerable. The study is the 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers or Cash Transfers? ... See More +

Publication 120368 NOV 11, 2017

Alderman,Harold H.; Gentilini,Ugo; Yemtsov,Ruslan G. Disclosed

Urban Social Assistance: Emerging Insights from Three African Countries (English)

As countries implement social assistance (or safety net) programs, a range of technicalhurdles can affect their implementation differently in rural and urban areas. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 110822 DEC 01, 2016

Moreira,Vanessa; Gentilini,Ugo Disclosed

Sorting through the hype : exploring the interface between humanitarian assistance and safety nets (English)

Global interest around humanitarian and social protection issues is remarkable. These feature prominently in some of today’s most complex development challenges, whether supporting poor people in times of crises or providing them with a steady hand while pursuing opportunity. ... See More +

Brief 105769 MAY 01, 2016

Gentilini,Ugo Disclosed

The revival of the "cash versus food" debate : new evidence for an old quandary ? (English)

The longstanding "cash versus food" debate has received renewed attention in both research and practice. This paper reviews key issues shaping the debate and presents new evidence from randomized and quasi-experimental evaluations that deliberately compare cash and in-kind food transfers in ten developing counties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7584 FEB 29, 2016

Gentilini,Ugo Disclosed

Revisiting the cash versus food debate : new evidence for an old puzzle? (English)

The longstanding cash versus food debate has received renewed attention in both research and practice. This paper reviews key issues shaping the debate and presents new evidence from randomized and quasi-experimental evaluations that deliberately compare cash and in-kind food transfers in ten developing counties. ... See More +

Journal Article 120313 FEB 01, 2016

Gentilini,Ugo Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 31 (1) (English)

The World Bank Research Observer is intended for anyone who has a professional interest in development. Observer articles are written to be accessible to non specialist readers; contributors examine key issues in development economics, survey the literature and the latest World Bank research, and debate issues of development policy. ... See More +

Publication 120331 FEB 01, 2016

Fink,Carsten; Maskus,Keith E.; Qian,Yi; Bruck,Tilman; Justino,Patricia; Verwimp,Philip; Avdeenko,Alexandra; Tedesco,Andrew Anthony; Buvinic,Mayra Lourdes; Furst Nichols,Rebecca Leigh; Cunningham,Wendy; Villasenor,Paula; Gentilini,Ugo; Lederman,Daniel; Porto,Guido Disclosed

The other side of the coin : the comparative evidence of cash and in-kind transfers in humanitarian situations (English)

This paper reviews the existing evidence on the performance of alternative transfer modalities across humanitarian sectors, including cash transfers, vouchers, and in-kind assistance (food and non-food). ... See More +

Publication 106284 JAN 01, 2016

Gentilini,Ugo Disclosed

Entering the city : emerging evidence and practices with safety nets in urban areas (English)

Most safety net programs in low and middle-income countries have hitherto been conceived for rural areas. Yet as the global urban population increases and poverty urbanizes, it becomes of utmost importance to understand how to make safety nets work in urban settings. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 98253 JUL 01, 2015

Gentilini,Ugo Disclosed

The state of social safety nets 2015 (English)

Over the last decade, a policy revolution has been underway in the developing and emerging world. Country after country is systematically providing non-contributory transfers to poor and vulnerable people, in order to protect them against economic shocks and to enable them to invest in themselves and their children. ... See More +

Publication 97882 JUN 29, 2015

Honorati,Maddalena; Gentilini,Ugo; Yemtsov,Ruslan G. Disclosed

Our daily bread : what is the evidence on comparing cash versus food transfers? (English)

This paper reviews key issues in the 'cash versus food' debate, including as they relate to political economy, theory, evidence, and practice. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89502 JUL 01, 2014

Gentilini, Ugo Disclosed

The state of social safety nets 2014 (English)

This publication begins a series that will monitor and report on social safety nets in developing countries. This first report in the series provides key social safety nets statistics and explains trends using information from 146 countries, including detailed household survey data from 69 countries in the World Bank's Atlas of Social Protection: Indicators of Resilience and Equity (ASPIRE) database. ... See More +

Working Paper 87984 MAY 13, 2014

Gentilini, Ugo; Honorati, Maddalena; Yemtsov, Ruslan Disclosed

Rapid Social Response Program : progress report 2014 (English)

This report summarizes progress made by the Rapid Social Response Program (RSR), with special emphasis on the last 12 months. RSR was established in 2009 with initial support from the Russian Federation, Norway, and the United Kingdom. ... See More +

Working Paper 91225 JAN 01, 2014

Mori, Hideki; Stewart, Kerstin; Lopez, Cynthia E.; Gentilini, Ugo; Ellaham, Inas Disclosed

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The 1.5 billion people question : food, vouchers, or cash transfers? (English)
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NOV 11, 2017 120368 Publication
Urban Social Assistance: Emerging Insights from Three African Countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 110822 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sorting through the hype : exploring the interface between humanitarian assistance and safety nets (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105769 Brief
The revival of the "cash versus food" debate : new evidence for an old quandary ? (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 WPS7584 Policy Research Working Paper
Revisiting the cash versus food debate : new evidence for an old puzzle? (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 120313 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 31 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 120331 Publication
The other side of the coin : the comparative evidence of cash and in-kind transfers in humanitarian situations (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 106284 Publication
Entering the city : emerging evidence and practices with safety nets in urban areas (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98253 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The state of social safety nets 2015 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 97882 Publication
Our daily bread : what is the evidence on comparing cash versus food transfers? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89502 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The state of social safety nets 2014 (English)
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MAY 13, 2014 87984 Working Paper
Rapid Social Response Program : progress report 2014 (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 91225 Working Paper