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Lesotho : A Safety Net to End Extreme Poverty

dc.contributor.author World Bank
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-02T17:57:45Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-02T17:57:45Z
dc.date.issued 2006-10-16
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study is to help the government to decide what role safety net and transfer programs should play in the coming 5 to 10 years. It seeks to answer following three questions: (i) can increased spending on transfers accelerate poverty reduction in the medium to long term?; (ii) which groups and aspects of poverty will it make sense to target with transfers?; and (iii) which programs will have the greatest impact at an affordable cost? This study examined such programs in Lesotho both ones that currently exist, and the potential scope for using instruments that may not currently exist. It also widened its scope to examine all programs that transfer public resources directly to households such as agricultural subsidies and university bursaries. It analyzed them through the lens of their impact on the poor because it is important to evaluate public spending and trade-offs in the context of where public funds are currently being spent and what distributional impact they are having. The assumption underlying this analysis throughout the report is that the over-riding objective of both the government and its development partners is to reduce the high levels of poverty and inequality that persist in Lesotho. This report is organized as follows: chapter one explores the country context and fiscal space for public expenditure on social safety nets. Chapter two examines the dynamics of poverty in Lesotho and the characteristics of the major vulnerable groups and discusses which of these groups it will make most sense for the social safety net to target. Chapter three analyzes Lesotho's existing transfer programs. Chapter four reviews institutional and capacity issues. Chapter five presents options for a long-term package of social safety nets and associated costs, makes some recommendations for strengthening existing programs, and suggests which type of programs it might be cost-effective to expand. en
dc.identifier http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2006/10/18064035/lesotho-safety-net-end-extreme-poverty
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/16020
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject ACCESS TO MARKETS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL INPUTS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
dc.subject ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
dc.subject BENEFICIARIES
dc.subject BENEFICIARY
dc.subject BENEFICIARY HOUSEHOLDS
dc.subject BENEFIT LEVELS
dc.subject CASH GRANTS
dc.subject CASH INCOME
dc.subject CASH TRANSFER
dc.subject CASH TRANSFER PROGRAM
dc.subject CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMS
dc.subject CASH TRANSFER SCHEME
dc.subject CASH TRANSFERS
dc.subject CASH-FOR-WORK
dc.subject CHILD SUPPORT
dc.subject CHRONIC FOOD INSECURITY
dc.subject CHRONICALLY POOR
dc.subject COMMUNITY COUNCIL
dc.subject CONDITIONAL CASH
dc.subject CONSUMPTION DATA
dc.subject CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE
dc.subject COST-EFFECTIVENESS
dc.subject DAILY WAGE
dc.subject DIMENSIONS OF POVERTY
dc.subject DIRECT BENEFICIARIES
dc.subject DONOR FUNDING
dc.subject DROUGHT
dc.subject ECOLOGICAL ZONES
dc.subject ECONOMIC DOWNTURN
dc.subject ECONOMIC GROWTH
dc.subject ECONOMIC SHOCKS
dc.subject ELDERLY PEOPLE
dc.subject EMERGENCY FOOD
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT SCHEME
dc.subject EXTREME POVERTY
dc.subject FAMILY MEMBERS
dc.subject FARMERS
dc.subject FEMALE-HEADED HOUSEHOLDS
dc.subject FISCAL CRISIS
dc.subject FOOD CONSUMPTION
dc.subject FOOD INSECURITY
dc.subject FOOD ITEMS
dc.subject FOOD POVERTY
dc.subject FOOD POVERTY LINE
dc.subject FOOD PRICES
dc.subject FOOD REQUIREMENTS
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY
dc.subject FOOD SHORTAGES
dc.subject FOOD-FOR-WORK
dc.subject FORMAL EMPLOYMENT
dc.subject GRANT PROGRAM
dc.subject HEALTH SERVICES
dc.subject HIGH INEQUALITY
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD BUDGET
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD INCOME
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD INCOMES
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD LEVEL
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD POVERTY
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD SIZE
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
dc.subject HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN
dc.subject HUMAN CAPITAL
dc.subject HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
dc.subject IMPACT ON POVERTY
dc.subject INADEQUATE FOOD
dc.subject INCIDENCE OF POVERTY
dc.subject INCOME DISTRIBUTION
dc.subject INCOME POVERTY
dc.subject INEQUALITY
dc.subject IRRIGATION
dc.subject LABOR-INTENSIVE WORKS
dc.subject LAND MANAGEMENT
dc.subject LAND RECLAMATION
dc.subject LANDLESS
dc.subject LIFE EXPECTANCY
dc.subject LIVESTOCK OWNERSHIP
dc.subject LOSS OF INCOME
dc.subject LOW POVERTY RATES
dc.subject MALNUTRITION
dc.subject MEANS TEST
dc.subject MEANS TESTING
dc.subject MOUNTAIN AREAS
dc.subject MOUNTAIN REGIONS
dc.subject NATIONAL POVERTY
dc.subject NATIONAL POVERTY LINE
dc.subject NATURAL DISASTERS
dc.subject NATURAL SHOCKS
dc.subject NEEDY HOUSEHOLDS
dc.subject NUMBER OF CHILDREN
dc.subject NUTRITION
dc.subject NUTRITION OUTCOMES
dc.subject NUTRITION PROGRAM
dc.subject NUTRITIONAL STATUS
dc.subject OLD AGE
dc.subject OLD AGE PENSION
dc.subject OLD AGE PENSIONS
dc.subject PENSIONS
dc.subject PERSISTENT INEQUALITY
dc.subject POLITICAL SUPPORT
dc.subject POOR
dc.subject POOR AREAS
dc.subject POOR FARMERS
dc.subject POOR HOUSEHOLDS
dc.subject POOR PEOPLE
dc.subject POOR RURAL HOUSEHOLDS
dc.subject POORER AREAS
dc.subject POVERTY ANALYSIS
dc.subject POVERTY ASSESSMENT
dc.subject POVERTY DATA
dc.subject POVERTY ESTIMATES
dc.subject POVERTY GAP
dc.subject POVERTY HEADCOUNT RATES
dc.subject POVERTY INDICATORS
dc.subject POVERTY LEVEL
dc.subject POVERTY LEVELS
dc.subject POVERTY LINE
dc.subject POVERTY LINES
dc.subject POVERTY PROFILE
dc.subject POVERTY RATE
dc.subject POVERTY RATES
dc.subject POVERTY REDUCTION
dc.subject POVERTY STATUS
dc.subject PRODUCTIVE ASSETS
dc.subject PROTECTION POLICY
dc.subject PROTECTION SYSTEM
dc.subject PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
dc.subject PUBLIC RESOURCES
dc.subject PUBLIC SERVICE
dc.subject PUBLIC SPENDING
dc.subject PUBLIC TRANSFER
dc.subject PUBLIC WORKS
dc.subject PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMS
dc.subject PURCHASING POWER
dc.subject RECOVERY PROGRAM
dc.subject REFORM PROGRAM
dc.subject REMOTE AREAS
dc.subject ROAD MAINTENANCE
dc.subject RURAL
dc.subject RURAL AREAS
dc.subject RURAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject RURAL DIVIDE
dc.subject RURAL FARMERS
dc.subject RURAL GAP
dc.subject RURAL INEQUALITY
dc.subject RURAL LIVELIHOODS
dc.subject RURAL PHENOMENON
dc.subject RURAL POOR
dc.subject RURAL POVERTY
dc.subject RURAL RESIDENTS
dc.subject RURAL ROAD
dc.subject RURAL ROAD MAINTENANCE
dc.subject SAFETY NET
dc.subject SAFETY NET PROGRAMS
dc.subject SAFETY NET SYSTEM
dc.subject SAFETY NET TRANSFERS
dc.subject SAFETY NETS
dc.subject SAVINGS
dc.subject SCHOOL FEEDING
dc.subject SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMS
dc.subject SCHOOL MEAL
dc.subject SCHOOL MEALS
dc.subject SHOCK
dc.subject SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
dc.subject SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject SOCIAL PROTECTION
dc.subject SOCIAL SAFETY NET
dc.subject SOCIAL SAFETY NETS
dc.subject SOCIAL SERVICES
dc.subject SOCIAL SPENDING
dc.subject SOCIAL TRANSFER
dc.subject SOCIAL TRANSFERS
dc.subject SOCIAL WELFARE
dc.subject STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION
dc.subject SUBSISTENCE
dc.subject SUBSISTENCE ECONOMY
dc.subject SUBSISTENCE FARMERS
dc.subject SUPPORT PAYMENTS
dc.subject SUPPORT PROGRAM
dc.subject TARGETED TRANSFERS
dc.subject TARGETING
dc.subject TARGETING MECHANISMS
dc.subject TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
dc.subject TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT
dc.subject TEMPORARY SHOCKS
dc.subject TRANSFER AMOUNTS
dc.subject TRANSFER PROGRAM
dc.subject TRANSFER PROGRAMS
dc.subject TRANSFER RESOURCES
dc.subject UNEMPLOYMENT
dc.subject UNIVERSAL TRANSFER
dc.subject VILLAGE LEVEL
dc.subject VOUCHERS
dc.subject VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT
dc.subject VULNERABLE CHILDREN
dc.subject VULNERABLE GROUPS
dc.subject VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
dc.subject WAGE BILL
dc.subject WAGE EMPLOYMENT
dc.subject WAGE RATE
dc.subject WAGE RATES
dc.subject WELFARE MONITORING
dc.subject WORK PROGRAM
dc.subject WORKS PROGRAM
dc.title Lesotho : A Safety Net to End Extreme Poverty en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.date.disclosure 2013-08-01
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work :: Social Analysis
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work
okr.docurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2006/10/18064035/lesotho-safety-net-end-extreme-poverty
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Social Protection and Labor
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000442464_20130801115512
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 18064035
okr.identifier.report 77767
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2013/08/01/000442464_20130801115512/Rendered/PDF/777670ESW0P12900PUBLIC00Box379793B0.pdf en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.country Lesotho
okr.sector Health and other social services :: Other social services
okr.theme Social protection and risk management :: Social safety nets
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Safety Nets and Transfers
okr.topic Services and Transfers to Poor
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Rural Poverty Reduction
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Regional Economic Development
okr.unit Social Protection - East/South (AFTSE)
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