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Revisiting the 'Cash versus Food' Debate : New Evidence for an Old Puzzle?

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2212
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B. World Bank Research Observer
dc.contributor.author
Ugo, Gentilini
dc.date.accessioned
2017-08-09T22:09:09Z
dc.date.available
2017-08-09T22:09:09Z
dc.date.issued
2016-02
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The longstanding “cash versus food” debate has received renewed attention in both research and practice. This paper reviews key issues shaping the debate and presents new evidence from randomized and quasi-experimental evaluations that deliberately compare cash and in-kind food transfers in ten developing counties. Findings show that relative effectiveness cannot be generalized: although some differences emerge in terms of food consumption and dietary diversity, average impacts tend to depend on context, specific objectives, their measurement, and program design. Costs for cash transfers and vouchers tend to be significantly lower relative to in-kind food. Yet the consistency and robustness of methods for efficiency analyses varies greatly.
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dc.identifier.citation
World Bank Research Observer
dc.identifier.issn
1564-6971
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/27701
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank
dc.rights
CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.subject
FOOD SECURITY
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CASH TRANSFERS
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SAFETY NET
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SOCIAL PROTECTION
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POLITICAL ECONOMY
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IN-KIND TRANSFERS
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FOOD AID
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VOUCHERS
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FOOD STAMPS
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IMPACT EVALUATION
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COST-EFFECTIVENESS
dc.title
Revisiting the 'Cash versus Food' Debate
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dc.title.subtitle
New Evidence for an Old Puzzle?
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dc.type
Journal Article
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okr.date.disclosure
2017-02
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Publications & Research :: Journal Article
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Publications & Research
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1093/wbro/lkv012
okr.journal.nbpages
135-67
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en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.country
Bangladesh
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Cambodia
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Congo, Democratic Republic of
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Ecuador
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Ethiopia
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Mexico
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Niger
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Sri Lanka
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Uganda
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Yemen, Republic of
okr.topic
Agriculture :: Food Security
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Poverty Reduction :: Conditional Cash Transfers
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Reduction Strategies
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Social Protections and Labor :: Safety Nets and Transfers
okr.unit
Social Protection and Labor Global Practice
okr.volume
31(1)

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