Cash Transfers as a Strategy for Poverty Reduction: A critical assessment Policy Brief No. 03/2011

In the past decade, cash transfers have been gaining in popularity as a preferred strategy for poverty reduction in different parts of the world. This policy brief discusses some of the pros and cons of using cash transfers as a strategy for poverty reduction. It also discusses the need for seeing cash transfers as supplements, rather than as substitutes of public provisioning of goods and services.

PB_03_2011 (Download the full text in PDF format)