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Title The 1.5 billion people question : food, vouchers, or cash transfers? / Harold Alderman, Ugo Gentilini, and Ruslan Yemtsov, editors
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 310 pages) : illustrations
Contents Chapter 1. The evolution of food as social assistance: an overview / Harold Alderman, Ugo Gentilini, Ruslan Yemtsov -- Chapter 2. The public distribution system in India: policy evolution and program delivery trends / Shrayana Bhattacharya, Vanita Leah Falcao, Raghav Puri -- Chapter 3. The Tamween fuood subsidy system in Egypt: evolution and recent implemantation reforms / Moustufa Abdalla, Sherine Al-Shawarby -- Chapter 4. Food-based social assistance programs in Sri Lanka: evolution and transition to cash transfers / Ganga Tilakaratna, Chinthani Sooriyamudali -- Chapter 5. From food subsidies to targeted transfers in Mexico / John Scott, Citlalli Hernández -- Chapter 6. Evolution and implementation of the supplemental nutrition assistance program in the United States / Victor Oliveira, Laura Tiehen, Mark Prell, David Smallwood -- Chapter 7. Evolution and implementation of the Rastra program in Indonesia / Peter Timmer, Hastuti, Sudarno Sumarto
Summary This book addresses the thorny and fascinating question of how food and voucher programs, despite theory and evidence generally favoring cash, remain relevant, have evolved, and, in most circumstances, have improved over time. In doing so, we take an evolutionary and pragmatic view; we are interested in understanding why food-based programs exist and how countries can benefit from transformations such as that of Chhattisgarh, not in determining whether those programs should exist
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 2, 2017)
Subject Food relief.
Food security.
Public welfare.
Form Electronic book
Author Alderman, Harold, 1948- editor
Gentilini, Ugo, editor, (World Bank staff)
Yemtsov, Ruslan, editor, (World Bank staff)
World Bank Group, publisher
ISBN 1464810885 (electronic bk.)
9781464810886 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles One billion, five hundred million people question
One point five billion people question