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Interventions against Poverty in Poor Places Interventions against Poverty in Poor Places

This paper provides a broad overview of the coverage of poverty interventions across the world. Section 3 then turns to the economic debates about these interventions, after which the discussion goes more deeply into the main instruments found within this class of policies, and what we know about their effectiveness. Sections 4 and 5 discuss the aforementioned two types of policies, cash transfers and market oriented policies,  respectively. Section 6 concludes with some lessons for policy-making going forward.

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Version 2017
Category Theme 1: Poverty and inequality
Author Martin Ravallion