Publication: The Role of Existing Social Protection Programs in Alleviating Poverty Caused by Large-Scale Negative Shocks
The deep global recession induced by Covid-19 (coronavirus) is putting at risk the gains in poverty reduction made over the past three decades. The ability of existing social protection programs to prevent a permanent increase in poverty is thus of obvious importance. Yet, research on their performance during and after large aggregate shocks is largely missing. This Brief provides evidence by examining the performance of cash transfer programs in Indonesia and the Philippines following two recent natural disasters. One of them, Typhoon Yolanda, is an extreme weather event of the kind expected to become more common as global climate change intensifies. The results presented also contribute to the broader discussion on adaption to climate change and the need to provide adequate protection mechanisms to affected populations.
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“Pfutze, Tobias; Pfutze, Tobias. 2021. The Role of Existing Social Protection Programs in Alleviating Poverty Caused by Large-Scale Negative Shocks. Research and Policy Brief;No. 50. © World Bank, Malaysia. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/36240 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”