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The impacts of safety nets in Africa : what are we learning ? (English)

Safety nets in Africa are a popular policy instrument to address the widespread chronic poverty and encourage human capital investments in the education and health of children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8255 NOV 22, 2017

Ralston,Laura R.; Hsiao,Allan Jer-Yu; Andrews,Colin Disclosed

Yemen - Emergency Crisis Response Project : second additional financing and restructuring (English)

The development objective of Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (ECRP) is to (i) provide short-term employment and access to selected basic services to the most vulnerable; (ii) preserve existing implementation capacity of two service delivery programs; and (iii) provide emergency cash transfers to the poor and vulnerable in response to the food crisis. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2402 MAY 09, 2017

Disclosed

Congo, Republic of - Lisungi Safety Nets System Project : additional financing and restructuring (English)

The objective of the Lisungi Safety Nets System Project for Congo, Republic of is to establish the key building blocks of a national safety net program and pilot a cash transfer program to improve access to health and education services of the poorest households in participating areas. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2144 MAR 02, 2017

Disclosed

Conditionality as targeting? : participation and distributional effects of conditional cash transfers (English)

Conditional cash transfer programs, whereby transfers to households are conditional on school attendance or health checkups, have become a widespread policy tool. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7940 JAN 11, 2017

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos Disclosed

Indonesia - Social assistance reform program : technical assessment (English)

The objectives of the Social Assistance Reform Program Project for Indonesia are to support the conditional cash transfer program coverage expansion, strengthen its delivery system, and improve its coordination with other complementary social programs. ... See More +

Working Paper 115036 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

The role of information and cash transfers on early childhood development : evidence from Nepal (English)

Although substantial progress has been made in combating malnutrition at the global level, chronic maternal and child malnutrition remains a serious problem in many parts of the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7931 DEC 29, 2016

Levere,Michael Benjamin; Acharya,Gayatri; Bharadwaj,Prashant Disclosed

Cash transfers and health : evidence from Tanzania (English)

How do conditional cash transfers impact health-related outcomes? This paper examines the 2010 randomized introduction of a program in Tanzania and finds nuanced impacts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7882 NOV 07, 2016

Evans,David; Holtemeyer,Brian; Kosec,Katrina L. Disclosed

Sharing oil rents and political violence (English)

This paper investigates how the devolution of oil windfalls affects the likelihood of political violence. It shows that transferring large shares of oil wealth can prevent conflict, while transferring small shares can trigger it. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7869 OCT 19, 2016

Cordella,Tito; Onder,Harun Disclosed

Senegal - Social Safety Net Project : additional financing and restructuring (English)

The objectives of the Social Safety Net Project are to support the establishment of building blocks for the social safety net system and to provide targeted cash transfers to poor and vulnerable households. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1588 AUG 11, 2016

Disclosed

How to target households in adaptive social protection systems? : relative efficiency of proxy means test and household economy analysis in Niger (English)

Proxy Means Test (PMT) and the Household Economy Analysis (HEA) are widely used methods to target chronically poor households and those suffering from food crises respectively. ... See More +

Working Paper 109528 AUG 01, 2016

Schnitzer,Pascale Disclosed

Who benefited from Burundi's demobilization program ? (English)

This paper assesses the impact of the demobilization, reinsertion and reintegration program in post-war Burundi. Two major rebel groups benefited from cash and in-kind transfers, the CNDD-FDD from 2004, and the FNL from 2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7732 JUN 28, 2016

D'Aoust,Olivia Severine; Sterck,Olivier Christian Brigitte; Verwimp,Philip Disclosed

Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers (English)

This study conducted a randomized control trial in rural Burkina Faso to estimate the impact of alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms on education, health, and household welfare outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7730 JUN 27, 2016

De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Kazianga,Harounan; Akresh,Richard Disclosed

Strategic note : cash transfers in humanitarian contexts (English)

Upon request of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principals at their meeting on December 11, 2015, the World Bank agreed to coordinate a process of reviewing key issues and options for significantly scaling up the use of multipurpose cash transfers (MPCTs; including digital cash and vouchers) in the humanitarian space. ... See More +

Working Paper 106449 JUN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)

In many countries safety nets consist predominantly of universal subsidies on food and fuel. A key question for policy makers willing to shift to targeted safety nets is under what conditions middle-class citizens would be supportive of redistributive programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7675 MAY 16, 2016

Silva,Joana C. G.; Morgandi,Matteo; Levin,Victoria Disclosed

Leveraging Social Protection Programs for Improved Nutrition : compendium of case studies prepared for the Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs, 2015 (English)

The SecureNutrition Series on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection is intended to augment the available guidance on improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches, and inform ongoing and future efforts to improve nutrition outcomes through investments in the social protection sector. ... See More +

Publication 109507 MAY 10, 2016

Spray,Andrea L. Disclosed

Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)

The paper shows that self-control, time preferences, and values are malleable in adults, and that investments in these skills and preferences reduce crime and violence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7648 APR 20, 2016

Blattman,Christopher; Jamison,Julian C; Sheridan,Margaret 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

The political economy of direct dividend transfers in resource-rich countries : a theoretical consideration (English)

The acceleration of natural resource discoveries across many parts of the developing world has highlighted the urgent need for solutions to the mismanagement of windfalls that has blighted many countries over the past half-century. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7575 FEB 23, 2016

McGuirk,Eoin; Rajaram,Anand; Giugale,Marcelo Disclosed

Grenada - Safety Net Advancement Project : restructuring (English)

The development objectives of the Safety Net Advancement Project for Grenada are to: (i) strengthen the basic architecture of the consolidated conditional cash transfer (CCT) program and the capacity of the ministry of social development to implement it; (ii) improve coverage of poor households receiving cash transfers; and (iii) improve education outcomes of poor children and health monitoring of vulnerable households. ... See More +

Project Paper RES12428 NOV 12, 2015

Disclosed

An update of the Philippine conditional cash transfer’s implementation performance (English)

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) is the Philippines’ national conditional cash transfer (CCT) program. The program provides cash grants to poor households that have limited capacity to invest in their children’s future and well-being. ... See More +

Brief 104164 OCT 31, 2015

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Velarde,Rashiel Besana Disclosed

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The impacts of safety nets in Africa : what are we learning ? (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 WPS8255 Policy Research Working Paper
Yemen - Emergency Crisis Response Project : second additional financing and restructuring (English)
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MAY 09, 2017 PAD2402 Project Paper
Congo, Republic of - Lisungi Safety Nets System Project : additional financing and restructuring (English)
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MAR 02, 2017 PAD2144 Project Paper
Conditionality as targeting? : participation and distributional effects of conditional cash transfers (English)
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JAN 11, 2017 WPS7940 Policy Research Working Paper
Indonesia - Social assistance reform program : technical assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115036 Working Paper
The role of information and cash transfers on early childhood development : evidence from Nepal (English)
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DEC 29, 2016 WPS7931 Policy Research Working Paper
Cash transfers and health : evidence from Tanzania (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 WPS7882 Policy Research Working Paper
Sharing oil rents and political violence (English)
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OCT 19, 2016 WPS7869 Policy Research Working Paper
Senegal - Social Safety Net Project : additional financing and restructuring (English)
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AUG 11, 2016 PAD1588 Project Paper
How to target households in adaptive social protection systems? : relative efficiency of proxy means test and household economy analysis in Niger (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 109528 Working Paper
Who benefited from Burundi's demobilization program ? (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7732 Policy Research Working Paper
Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 WPS7730 Policy Research Working Paper
Strategic note : cash transfers in humanitarian contexts (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106449 Working Paper
Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)
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MAY 16, 2016 WPS7675 Policy Research Working Paper
Leveraging Social Protection Programs for Improved Nutrition : compendium of case studies prepared for the Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs, 2015 (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 109507 Publication
Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7648 Policy Research Working Paper
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
The political economy of direct dividend transfers in resource-rich countries : a theoretical consideration (English)
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FEB 23, 2016 WPS7575 Policy Research Working Paper
Grenada - Safety Net Advancement Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 12, 2015 RES12428 Project Paper
An update of the Philippine conditional cash transfer’s implementation performance (English)
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OCT 31, 2015 104164 Brief