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Kosovo Social Assistance Scheme Study : Assessment and Reform Options

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2153
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Other Social Protection Study
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World Bank Group
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2019-05-16T19:38:28Z
dc.date.available
2019-05-16T19:38:28Z
dc.date.issued
2019-03
dc.description.abstract
The Social Assistance Scheme (SAS) is the main social assistance program in Kosovo and the sole program targeted at poverty reduction in Kosovo and, importantly, the only program in which household income and assets are used to identify beneficiaries. In the absence of SAS, the overall poverty gap would have been 1.8 percentage points higher in 2016, and the poverty rate would have been 1.5 percentage points higher. Yet, the importance of SAS in Kosovo’s social protection system has declined; decreases in spending on targeted social assistance in Kosovo goes against a worldwide trend. The Government of Kosovo seeks to reform the SAS to eliminate discrimination in program design, promote inclusion and reduce poverty. This report reviews the main design criteria of the SAS, its performance in international comparison, and provides directions for reform based on simulations with household survey data.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/994991557470271998/Kosovo-Social-Assistance-Scheme-Study-Assessment-and-Reform-Options
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/31718
dc.language
English
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
SOCIAL PROTECTION
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SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
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BENEFIT TARGETING
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POVERTY REDUCTION
dc.title
Kosovo Social Assistance Scheme Study
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dc.title.subtitle
Assessment and Reform Options
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dc.type
Report
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okr.date.disclosure
2019-05-09
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Economic & Sector Work
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Economic & Sector Work :: Other Social Protection Study
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/994991557470271998/Kosovo-Social-Assistance-Scheme-Study-Assessment-and-Reform-Options
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yes
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090224b086c73c19_1_0
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31058984
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AUS0000628
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/994991557470271998/pdf/Kosovo-Social-Assistance-Scheme-Study-Assessment-and-Reform-Options.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Europe and Central Asia
okr.region.country
Kosovo
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Monitoring & Analysis
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Reduction Strategies
okr.topic
Social Protections and Labor :: Social Protections & Assistance
okr.unit
Social Protection & Labor ECA (GSP03)

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