Social Assistance Programmes in South Asia: An Evaluation of Socio-Economic Impacts
Author: Nicolò Bird ,Isabela Franciscon ,Yannick Markhof ,Pedro Arruda ,Krista Alvarenga
Thematic Area: Inclusive Growth ,Poverty Reduction Policies ,Social Protection
Abstract:Over the last two decades, the number of social assistance programmes has increased across South Asia, as changes in government policies and unprecedented economic growth have led to greater domestic attention to poverty alleviation and social exclusion. This report provides a critical review of the literature to summarise the impacts of different types of social assistance on socio-economic outcomes across South Asian countries.
Keywords:social protection; social assistance; South Asia
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