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Improving payment mechanisms in cash-based safety net programs (English)

Cash transfers have proliferated in the past decade as key policy instruments to tackle vulnerability and inequality. Payment mechanisms (PMs), the backbone of cash transfers, are the channels through which cash travels from the funding source to the hands of beneficiaries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 84081 AUG 01, 2013

del Ninno, Carlo; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Kjellgren, Annika; Quintana, Rodrigo

Public works as a safety net : design, evidence, and implementation (English)

From the Victorian poor laws in nineteenth century Britain to the post-war recovery of the 1940s, public works programs have historically played an important role as countercyclical interventions to address seasonal and short-term unemployment. ... See More +

Publication 73824 NOV 20, 2012

Andrews, Colin; Ninno, Carlo del; Rodríguez-Alas, Claudia; Subbarao, Kalanidhi

The design and implementation of public works programs : a toolkit for practitioners (English)

The objective of this toolkit is to provide guidance to policy makers and practitioners on 'how to' aspects in designing and implementing public works programs. ... See More +

Working Paper 74233 APR 01, 2010

Andrews, Colin; Ninno, Carlo del; Rodriguez-Alas, Claudia; Subbarao, Kalanidhi

The crisis hits home : stress-testing households in Europe and Central Asia (English)

The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region has been hit by a crisis on multiple fronts. Countries in ECA are facing major, interrelated, external macro-financial shocks. ... See More +

Publication 52277 DEC 02, 2009

Taylor, Ashley; Sugawara, Naotaka; Gueorguieva, Anna I.; Levin, Victoria; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Sulla, Victor

How to make public works work : a review of the experiences (English)

Public work programs (PWPs) have been an important safety nets instrument used in diverse country circumstances at different points in time in both middle income and low income countries. ... See More +

Brief 54124 SEP 01, 2009

Ninno, Carlo Del; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Milazzo, Annamaria Spanish

How to make public works work : a review of the experiences : Como hacer que los programas publicos de empleo funcionen : analisis de experiencias (Spanish)

Public work programs (PWPs) have been an important safety nets instrument used in diverse country circumstances at different points in time in both middle income and low income countries. ... See More +

Brief 54124 SEP 01, 2009

Ninno, Carlo Del; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Milazzo, Annamaria English

How to make public works work : a review of the experiences (English)

Public work programs (PWPs) have been an important safety nets instrument used in diverse country circumstances at different points in time in both middle income and low income countries. ... See More +

Brief 56751 SEP 01, 2009

Del Ninno, Carlo; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Milazzo, Annamaria Spanish

How to make public works work : a review of the experiences : Como hacer que los programas publicos de empleo funcionen : analisis de experiencias (Spanish)

Public work programs (PWPs) have been an important safety nets instrument used in diverse country circumstances at different points in time in both middle income and low income countries. ... See More +

Brief 56751 SEP 01, 2009

Del Ninno, Carlo; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Milazzo, Annamaria English

How to make public works work : a review of the experiences (English)

This paper reviews the experience with public works programs (PWPs) in several countries over the past 20 years to delineate use patterns and to determine the factors contributing to its use as a successful safety net program. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 48567 MAY 01, 2009

Ninno, Carlo del; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Milazzo, Annamaria

Aging and poverty in Africa and the role of social pensions (Russian)

In many low income African countries, three factors are placing an undue burden on the elderly: 1) the burden on the elderly has enormously increased with the increase in mortality of prime age adults due to the HIV-AIDS pandemic and regional conflicts; 2) the traditional safety net of the extended family has become ineffective and unreliable for the elderly; and, 3) in a few countries, the elderly are called upon to shoulder the responsibility of the family as they became the principal breadwinners, and caregivers for young children. ... See More +

Brief 33369 JUN 01, 2006

Subbarao, Kalanidhi English, Spanish

Aging and poverty in Africa and the role of social pensions : Envejecimiento y pobreza en Africa y el rol de las pensiones sociales (Spanish)

In many low income African countries, three factors are placing an undue burden on the elderly: 1) the burden on the elderly has enormously increased with the increase in mortality of prime age adults due to the HIV-AIDS pandemic and regional conflicts; 2) the traditional safety net of the extended family has become ineffective and unreliable for the elderly; and, 3) in a few countries, the elderly are called upon to shoulder the responsibility of the family as they became the principal breadwinners, and caregivers for young children. ... See More +

Brief 33369 JAN 01, 2006

Subbarao, Kalanidhi English, Russian

Aging and poverty in Africa and the role of social pensions (English)

In many low income African countries, three factors are placing an undue burden on the elderly. First, the burden on the elderly has enormously increased with the increase in mortality of prime age adults due to HIV AIDS pandemic and regional conflicts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32752 MAY 01, 2005

Kakwani, Nanak; Subbarao, Kalanidhi

Ageing and poverty in Africa and the role of social pensions (English)

In many low income African countries, three factors are placing an undue burden on the elderly. First, the burden on the elderly has enormously increased with the increase in mortality of prime age adults due to HIV AIDS pandemic and regional conflicts. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 32178 MAR 01, 2005

Kakwani, Nanak; Subbarao, Kalanidhi

Aging and poverty in Africa and the role of social pensions (English)

In many low income African countries, three factors are placing an undue burden on the elderly: 1) the burden on the elderly has enormously increased with the increase in mortality of prime age adults due to the HIV-AIDS pandemic and regional conflicts; 2) the traditional safety net of the extended family has become ineffective and unreliable for the elderly; and, 3) in a few countries, the elderly are called upon to shoulder the responsibility of the family as they became the principal breadwinners, and caregivers for young children. ... See More +

Brief 33369 JAN 01, 2005

Subbarao, Kalanidhi Russian, Spanish

Food aid and food security in the short and long run: country experience from Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the experiences from four major recipients of food aid (India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Zambia) in normal time and after a natural disaster and draw implications for the design of effective food aid and food security policies in Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34292 NOV 01, 2004

Dorosh, Paul A.; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; del Ninno, Carlo

Toward an understanding of household vulnerability in rural Kenya (English)

Considerations of risk and vulnerability are key to understanding the dynamics of poverty. This study conceives vulnerability as expected poverty and illustrates a methodology to empirically assess household vulnerability using pseudo panel data derived from repeated cross sections augmented with historical information on shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3326 JUN 01, 2004

Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Christiaensen, Luc. J.

Reaching out to Africa's orphans: a framework for public action (English)

The study begins by stressing three points. First, the number of orphans is growing at an alarming rate, and therefore the vulnerabilities associated with orphanhood require immediate attention. ... See More +

Publication 30119 JAN 01, 2004

Subbarao, Kalanidhi

What role for safety net transfers in very low income countries? (English)

The authors consider the question of what role safety net transfers should play in very low income countries where a large population live in absolute poverty, and the state has limited resources to fund transfers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 25605 JAN 31, 2003

Smith, James W.; Subbarao, Kalanidhi Russian, French

Systemic shocks and social protection : role and effectiveness of public works programs (English)

In Asia and Africa particularly, public works programs have significantly mitigated the negative effects of climatic risks on poor farmers, and farm laborers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 25606 JAN 31, 2003

Subbarao, Kalanidhi Russian, Spanish, French

Systemic shocks and social protection : role and effectiveness of public works programs : Perturbaciones sistemicas y proteccion social : funcion y eficacia de los programas publicos de empleo (Spanish)

In Asia and Africa particularly, public works programs have significantly mitigated the negative effects of climatic risks on poor farmers, and farm laborers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 25606 JAN 01, 2003

Subbarao, Kalanidhi English, Russian, French

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Improving payment mechanisms in cash-based safety net programs (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 84081 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Public works as a safety net : design, evidence, and implementation (English)
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NOV 20, 2012 73824 Publication
The design and implementation of public works programs : a toolkit for practitioners (English)
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APR 01, 2010 74233 Working Paper
The crisis hits home : stress-testing households in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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DEC 02, 2009 52277 Publication
How to make public works work : a review of the experiences (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 54124 Brief Spanish
How to make public works work : a review of the experiences : Como hacer que los programas publicos de empleo funcionen : analisis de experiencias (Spanish)
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SEP 01, 2009 54124 Brief English
How to make public works work : a review of the experiences (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 56751 Brief Spanish
How to make public works work : a review of the experiences : Como hacer que los programas publicos de empleo funcionen : analisis de experiencias (Spanish)
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SEP 01, 2009 56751 Brief English
How to make public works work : a review of the experiences (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 48567 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Aging and poverty in Africa and the role of social pensions (Russian)
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JUN 01, 2006 33369 Brief English, Spanish
Aging and poverty in Africa and the role of social pensions : Envejecimiento y pobreza en Africa y el rol de las pensiones sociales (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2006 33369 Brief English, Russian
Aging and poverty in Africa and the role of social pensions (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32752 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Ageing and poverty in Africa and the role of social pensions (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 32178 Other Poverty Study
Aging and poverty in Africa and the role of social pensions (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 33369 Brief Russian, Spanish
Food aid and food security in the short and long run: country experience from Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2004 34292 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Toward an understanding of household vulnerability in rural Kenya (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 WPS3326 Policy Research Working Paper
Reaching out to Africa's orphans: a framework for public action (English)
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JAN 01, 2004 30119 Publication
What role for safety net transfers in very low income countries? (English)
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JAN 31, 2003 25605 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Russian, French
Systemic shocks and social protection : role and effectiveness of public works programs (English)
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JAN 31, 2003 25606 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Russian, Spanish, French
Systemic shocks and social protection : role and effectiveness of public works programs : Perturbaciones sistemicas y proteccion social : funcion y eficacia de los programas publicos de empleo (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2003 25606 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English, Russian, French