Breaking the poverty trap – the power of cash grants

Breaking the poverty trap – the power of cash grants


NEW YORK, 10 July 2014 (IRIN) - A cash injection of as little as US$12 per month for an impoverished family could determine whether a child eats properly or goes to school or not. With cash transfer programmes around the world now having a profound impact on the lives of poor people, the debate is less about whether to implement them than how to do so. 

Handing out cash rather than food or other basic survival supplies to the needy is a fairly recent phenomenon that began in several Lati...


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