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Reaching the poor with poverty projects : what is the evidence on social returns?

Author: John Weiss; Asian Development Bank Institute.
Publisher: Tokyo, Japan : Asian Development Bank Institute, ©2004.
Series: Research paper series (Asian Development Bank. Institute), no. 61.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poverty targeting programs can be viewed as a form of project, which involve administrative and other costs and which aim to generate benefits in the form of higher income or welfare for the poor. However they often suffer from high leakage with the better-off capturing much of the benefits. Experience suggests that important as such programs are, getting them to work effectively is very difficult.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weiss, John, 1948-
Reaching the poor with poverty projects.
Tokyo : Asian Development Bank Institute, ©2004
(OCoLC)607258198
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Weiss; Asian Development Bank Institute.
OCLC Number: 57828675
Description: iv, 20 pages ; 30 cm.
Series Title: Research paper series (Asian Development Bank. Institute), no. 61.
Responsibility: John Weiss.

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Poverty targeting programs can be viewed as a form of project, which involve administrative and other costs and which aim to generate benefits in the form of higher income or welfare for the poor. However they often suffer from high leakage with the better-off capturing much of the benefits. Experience suggests that important as such programs are, getting them to work effectively is very difficult.

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