Are cash transfers a realistic policy tool for poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa?: Evidence from Congo and Côte d’Ivoire

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dc.contributor.authorHodges, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorNotten, Geranda
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Clare
dc.contributor.authorTiberti, Luca
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-24T15:20:54Z
dc.date.available2015-06-24T15:20:54Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationHodges, A., Notten, G., O’Brien, C. and L. Tiberti, “Are cash transfers a realistic policy tool for poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa?: Evidence from Congo and Côte d’Ivoire”, Global Social Policy, 13(2), 2013, 166-190.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/32490
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.opml.co.uk/sites/default/files/OPM%20Working%20Paper%202014-4%20-%20Are%20cash%20transfers%20a%20realistic%20policy%20tool%20for%20poverty%20reduction.pdf
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses evidence from two contrasting African countries, a middle-income oil producer (the Republic of Congo) and a low-income country (Côte d’Ivoire) on the potential role of cash transfers as instruments for poverty reduction and human development. Quantitative simulations of the targeting efficiency, impacts, cost, cost-effectiveness and affordability of different cash transfer options are combined with analysis of political and administrative feasibility. The analysis finds that cash transfers would have more impact on monetary poverty reduction than on human development, while a major practical challenge is to target efficiently in a context of mass poverty. Large-scale cash transfers could be financed domestically in Congo, but this is unlikely in Côte d’Ivoire, and political support is weak in both countries.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectcash transfers
dc.subjecthuman development
dc.subjectpoverty
dc.subjectsocial protection
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africa
dc.titleAre cash transfers a realistic policy tool for poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa?: Evidence from Congo and Côte d’Ivoire
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1468018113484611
CollectionAffaires publiques et internationales - Publications // Public and International Affairs - Publications

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