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.

News |

Rema Hanna's analysis from Peru and Indonesia show that targeted schemes can meet welfare goals more effectively.

Article |

Mobile money is a new powerful tool for increasing savings in the form of the default enrollment.

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EPoD Faculty Co-director Rema Hanna spoke about a government program on education in Indonesia.

Projects

Project

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