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Impacts of social benefits


This space provides a series of knowledge resources on the impacts of social transfer programs:

  • A Compendium on the effects of non-contributory transfers in developing countries. This compendium provides a concise review of the known effects of non-contributory social transfer programmes in developing countries on poverty and vulnerability. It focuses on the main findings of available studies on the outcomes of social transfer programmes for key dimensions of wellbeing: Enhancing human development; Supporting the full utilization of productive capacity; Enhancing and stabilizing consumption; Facilitating social inclusion and cohesion. The following Matrix has been a major source for the evidence reviewed here.
  • A Matrix that presents available evidence on the effects of different social transfers programs around the world. This evidence results from a desk review on the social transfers domain and consists of quotes extracted directly from the literature reviewed. No restriction was applied as to the literature and program covered but the Matrix does not pretend to be exhaustive given the extent of the growing body of social transfers literature and programs. For each evidence resulting from your search the name of the program and the original bibliographical reference are identified and you can further click to obtain more information on the program and the original document quoted.
  • A List of Social Transfers Programs provides a snapshot of a significant number of social transfer initiatives around the world that are organized by country. Key information on these programmes is presented on the basis of information available in existing literature. This information includes a brief description of those programs and some essential indicators such as the amount of the transfer, their cost, coverage and main outcomes.
  • An extensive list of Bibliographical Resources on social transfers programs around the world that can be directly downloaded.

Access to the Compendium