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Is workfare cost-effective against poverty in a poor labor-surplus economy? (English)

Workfare schemes impose work requirements on beneficiaries. This has seemed an attractive idea for self-targeting transfers to poor people. This incentive argument does not imply, however, that workfare is more cost-effective against poverty than even poorly-targeted options, given hidden costs of participation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6673 OCT 01, 2013

Murgai, Rinku; Ravallion, Martin; van de Walle, Dominique Disclosed

Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program (English)

Public knowledge about India's ambitious Employment Guarantee Scheme is low in one of India's poorest states, Bihar, where participation is also unusually low. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6598 SEP 01, 2013

Ravallion, Martin; van de Walle, Dominique; Dutta, Puja; Murgai, Rinku Disclosed