Exchanging Experiences, Expanding Opportunities

Social Protection, Entrepreneurship and Labour Market Activation

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October, 2015

Despite significant development gains in recent decades, developing countries still face considerable challenges in regards to the fight against poverty and hunger. Redistributive cash transfer programmes have emerged as vital for the pursuit of poverty reduction and eradication; however, critics have expressed concerns that such social grants could lead to dependency among beneficiaries,
dissuade them from seeking work, or reinforce traditional gender roles.
Authors contributing to this issue of Policy in Focus address these concerns head-on, by exploring both the positive and unintended negative impacts of cash transfers on households and communities, while bringing to light some of the persisting challenges related to the limits of cash transfers.

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