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Transfer payments
Journal Article
Risk sharing and public transfers

We use public transfers in the form of food aid to test for the presence of risk sharing arrangements at the village level in rural Ethiopia. We reject perfect risk-sharing, but find evidence of partial risk-sharing via transfers...

Informal sector (Economics) Insurance Risk
Working Paper
A CGE Analysis of the Short-run Welfare Effects of Tariff Liberalisation in Uganda

The promotion of human welfare is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges of economic development...

Economic development Free trade Public welfare
Working Paper
Risk Sharing and Public Transfers

We use public transfers in the form of food aid to test for the presence of risk sharing arrangements at the village level in rural Ethiopia. We reject perfect risk-sharing, but find evidence of partial risk-sharing via transfers...

Informal sector (Economics) Insurance Risk
Working Paper
Assessing the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Poverty

Fiscal policy measures are a key means by which governments can influence distribution and poverty, but in fact the relationships between fiscal policy and poverty are not well understood...

Fiscal policy Poverty Measurement (Poverty)
Working Paper
Can Food-for-Work Programmes Reduce Vulnerability?

Food-for-work (FFW) programmes have been widely heralded as a means of providing self-targeting transfers coupled with investment in public goods...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Famines Poverty
Working Paper
Poverty in India: Misspecified Policies and Estimates

Specification counts in the formulation of any economic problem, estimation of its magnitude and its assessment. This is particularly so for problems in the context of economic development...

Economic development Malnutrition Government policy (Poor)
Working Paper
Do Public Transfers Crowd Out Private Transfers?: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mexico

The paper will use the data from the PROGRESA evaluation to show the extent to which such a programme crowds out private transfers...

Policy sciences Government policy (Poor) Poverty
Working Paper
Redistribution Does Matter: Growth and Redistribution for Poverty Reduction

Recent development literature has placed priority on poverty reduction, and on possible growth enhancement from a more equal distribution of assets and income...

Economic development Equality and inequality Poverty
Working Paper
Regulation of Social Services in the Least Developed Countries: What Are the Issues at Stake?

The privatization trend affecting the state involvement in productive sectors is also challenging the role of the state in the provision of social services...

Privatization Public - private sector cooperation Public welfare
Book Chapter
Market Responses to Anti-Hunger Policies: Effects on Wages, Prices and Employment

From the book: The Political Economy of Hunger

Food security Poor Government policy (Poor)
Working Paper
Market Responses to Anti-Hunger Policies: Effects on Wages, Prices and Employment

The way markets respond to anti-hunger policies can have considerable bearing on their effectiveness...

Food security Poor Government policy (Poor)
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