gvA Update

Measuring Social Safety Nets Social safety nets provide regular and predictable transfers in cash or in-kind to poor and vulnerable people. They are critical for reducing poverty, boosting inclusive growth and shared prosperity. In many cases they include measures for reducing food insecurity and malnutrition while increasing demand for education and health services. In short, the aim for social safety nets is for stimulating local economies and helping households to better manage risks and cope with economic shocks. In terms of coverage, a simple social safety net program would show the percentage of the population receiving in cash transfers and sometimes in-kind services because they are economically challenged. In this connection, 1-which of the following countries has the largest coverage of social safety net programs as a percent of the population? 1- Chile, 2- Mongolia, 3- Azerbaijan and 4- Malaysia. In Africa, 2-which of the following countries has the largest coverage of social safety net programs as a percent of the population? 1- Botswana, 2- Uganda 3- Tanzania and 4- Nigeria? ANSWERS 1-The country with the largest coverage of social safety net programs as a percent of the population is Azerbaijan covering a whopping of 87.5 %. 2-Tanzania is the country with the largest coverage of social safety nets programs in Africa at 77.4%. However, Brazilâs Bolsa familia and Mexicoâs oportunidades are the largest CCTs in the world. With Brazil covering 11.1 million households and Mexico covering 5 million households, but representing approximately only 18% of the population

 

Posted: May 24th, 2016 @ 07:53:24 AM