Author:Mateusz Filipski, J. Edward Taylor
Subject: Social Protection and CCTs
" /> Abstract: A considerable body of experimental economics research examines the impacts of cash transfer programmes. In many developing countries, though, cash transfers are relatively minor compared to other transfer mechanisms in terms of their claim on public resources. In Malawi, fertilizer subsidies dwarf cash transfers, while next door in Zambia, the government pays farmers prices well above market levels for their maize. Yet no study to our knowledge has attempted to compare the full impact of social cash transfers and other kinds of transfers on rural incomes and welfare in low-income countries. (…)

keywords: Simulating the Impacts of Rural Social Cash Transfers and Farmer’s Subsidies in Malawi and Ghana
Date Publication: 04/16/2012 (All day)
Type/Issue: One Pager / 150
Language: English