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Transfer payments
Journal Article
Identity Documents, Welfare Enhancement, and Group Empowerment in the Global South

Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Identity Legal empowerment Welfare
Working Paper
Worker retraining and transfer payments: The political economy of social protection

We conduct an incentive-theoretical analysis of political economy considerations in the design of social protection programmes in developing countries to accompany economic reforms...

Political economy Social protection Transfer payments
Working Paper
The politics of promoting social cash transfers in Uganda

In 2015 the Government of Uganda agreed to start rolling out a social pension programme, and increasing its own contribution to it...

Political science Social conditions Transfer payments
Working Paper
Formalizing safety nets and the requirements to obtain them: An increased role for identity documents in the Global South

Having a birth certificate is a stepping stone to acquiring an array of rights and benefits, including other documents necessary to navigate in and outside of one’s home country...

Pensions Transfer payments
Working Paper
Institutionalizing segregation: Conditional cash transfers and employment choices

Some claim that certain forms of social protection, conditional cash transfers in particular, result in perverse incentives for recipients in order to stay eligible for receiving benefits...

Discrimination in employment Segregation Transfer payments
Journal Article
Policy Responses to Aid Surges in Countries with Limited International Capital Mobility: The Role of the Exchange Rate Regime

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of Aid

Economic assistance and foreign aid Foreign exchange Transfer payments
Journal Article
Remittances and Vulnerability to Poverty in Rural Mexico

Part of Journal Special Issue Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin America

Economic assistance and foreign aid Globalization Poverty
Working Paper
Remittances and Vulnerability to Poverty in Rural Mexico

International remittances have been portrayed as the human face of globalization given their potential to alleviate poverty by directly increasing household income...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Globalization Poverty
Book Chapter
Transition from ODA to Private Capital Flows

From the book: Development Finance in the Global Economy

Capital Macroeconomics Monetary policy
Book Chapter
Do Public Transfers Crowd Out Private Transfers?: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mexico

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Policy sciences Government policy (Poor) Poverty
Book Chapter
Can Food-for-Work Programmes Reduce Vulnerability?

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Economic assistance and foreign aid Famines Poverty
Working Paper
The Transition from Official Aid to Private Capital Flows: Implications for a Developing Country

India’s capital account displays a sharp swing in external financing from official assistance to private capital transfers in the 1990s. This paper examines the implications of this transition for the country...

Capital Macroeconomics Monetary policy
Book Chapter
Redistribution Does Matter: Growth and Redistribution for Poverty Reduction

From the book: Growth, Inequality and Poverty

Economic development Equality and inequality Poverty
Book Chapter
Assessing the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Poverty

From the book: Fiscal Policy for Development

Fiscal policy Poverty Measurement (Poverty)
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
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