The 1.5 billion people question : food, vouchers, or cash transfers? /
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The 1.5 billion people question : food, vouchers, or cash transfers? /

Most of the people in low and middle-income countries covered by social protection receive assistance in the form of in-kind food. The origin of such support is rooted in countries' historical pursuit of three interconnected objectives, namely attaining self-sufficiency in food, managing domest...

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Other Authors: Alderman, Harold, 1948- (Editor), Gentilini, Ugo (Editor, (World Bank staff)), Yemtsov, Ruslan (Editor, (World Bank staff))
Format: Online Book
Published: Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group, [2017]
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Editors and Authors
  • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1 The Evolution of Food as Social Assistance: An Overview
  • Introduction
  • Unbundling Food-Based Social Assistance
  • Broad Directions of Change
  • Channels for Change
  • Steps Forward, Steps Not Taken
  • Whatâ#x80;#x99;s Next for the Agenda?
  • Annex 1A. Summary Features of the Programs Examined in Six Countries
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 2 The Public Distribution System in India: Policy Evolution and Program Delivery TrendsIntroduction
  • The Targeted Public Distribution System in India: An Introduction
  • Political Economy of Program Evolution: Balancing the Dual Roles of the TPDS
  • Enhanced Citizen Engagement: Using Rights and Judicial Intervention
  • Innovations in TPDS Delivery: The Role of State Governments, Technology, and Nutrition
  • Looking Forward: Challenges and Gaps
  • Lessons Learned
  • Annex 2A. Statistical Information
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 3 The Tamween Food Subsidy System in Egypt: Evolution and Recent Implementation ReformsIntroduction
  • Tamween Food Subsidy System and Egyptâ#x80;#x99;s Social Safety Net
  • Looking Back: The Evolution of the FSS in Egypt
  • Current Signs of a Transformation
  • Challenges of the New Food Subsidy System
  • Lessons Learned
  • Acknowledgments
  • Annex 3A. Milestones Related to Baladi Bread and Ration Cards
  • Annex 3B. Main Results of the Beneficiary Survey
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 4 Food-Based Social Assistance Programs in Sri Lanka: Evolution and Transition to Cash TransfersIntroduction
  • Food Ration Scheme, 1942â#x80;#x93;79
  • Food Stamp Scheme, 1979â#x80;#x93;89
  • The Janasaviya Program, 1989â#x80;#x93;94
  • Samurdhi (Divineguma) Program, 1995â#x80;#x93;2015
  • Summary: The Transition from Food to Cash Transfers
  • Lessons Learned
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 5 From Food Subsidies to Targeted Transfers in Mexico
  • Introduction
  • Economic, Social, and Policy Context
  • Evolution of Food Subsidies
  • The Introduction and Expansion of Cash Transfers
  • Recent DevelopmentsDistribution and Efficiency
  • Lessons Learned
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 6 Evolution and Implementation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the United States
  • Introduction
  • Evolution of SNAP
  • Current SNAP Implementation
  • SNAP Outcomes
  • Proposals to Improve SNAP Recipientsâ#x80;#x99; Nutrition and Health
  • Lessons Learned
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 7 Evolution and Implementation of the Rastra Program in Indonesia
  • Introduction
  • The Historical Origins of Rastra