Introduction: Cash Transfers: Panacea for Poverty Reduction or Money Down the Drain?

13 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2006

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John Farrington

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) - Rural Policy and Governance Group

Rachel Slater

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Abstract

Cash transfers have risen rapidly up the agenda in both emergency and developmental contexts, provoking widely disparate reactions and raising a number of political, financial and operational challenges for governments, donors and NGOs. This special theme issue of Development Policy Review considers growing experience with cash transfers in development in Africa and Asia and draws on lessons learned from the implementation of cash transfer schemes in Latin America. It is complemented by the simultaneous publication of papers in Disasters: The Journal of Disasters Studies, Policy and Management 30 (3) which consider experience with cash transfers in emergencies.

Suggested Citation

Farrington, John and Slater, Rachel, Introduction: Cash Transfers: Panacea for Poverty Reduction or Money Down the Drain?. Development Policy Review, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 499-511, September 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=925058 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7679.2006.00344.x

John Farrington (Contact Author)

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) - Rural Policy and Governance Group ( email )

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London, SE17JD
United Kingdom

Rachel Slater

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) ( email )

111 Westminister Bridge Rd.
London, SE17JD
United Kingdom

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