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Want Change? Invest Money

Leila Pakkala | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Leila Pakkala

A growing body of evidence suggests that social protection measures -- with cash grants leading the way -- are, in fact, an innovative, efficient way of reducing poverty. Are they the most effective? Perhaps. What's certainly clear is that, far from being a cost, they have become an investment.

In Liberia, Mobile Banking to Help Ebola-affected Women Traders

UN Women | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
UN Women

In a country where approximately 85 percent of daily market traders are women, Ebola prevention measures are having a drastic impact on their livelihoods and economic security.

Subsidies -- Love Them or Hate Them, It's Better to Target Them

Masood Ahmed | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Masood Ahmed

Like many things, there may be a time and a place for using subsidies. But they need to be better targeted. And, often, there will be better alternatives. Alternatives that do a better job of protecting the poor.