Poverty & Social Protection

After decades of strong growth, large countries such as India, Indonesia, and Pakistan now have the economic activity to conduct large-scale social protection programs to reduce their still-significant poverty rates. How can governments best identify and reach the poor?

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After decades of strong growth, large countries such as India, Indonesia, and Pakistan now have the economic activity to conduct large-scale social protection programs to reduce their still-significant poverty rates. How can governments best identify and reach the poor?

Highlights

News, events, and insights from our policy-research engagements on social protection programs that aim to relieve poverty.

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The Municipality of Lima worked with MPAID students led by Rema Hanna to identify implementable policy strategies for a sustainable response.

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Rema Hanna on the urgency of social protection policies in addressing economic impacts of COVID-19 in fragile states.

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Fuel subsidies are politically impossible to abandon—but with oil prices at historic lows, this problem has disappeared.  

Projects

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How can data captured by government programs be put to use to help vulnerable citizens?