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Type Working Paper - FCND Discussion paper
Title How efficiently do public works programs transfer benefits to the poor? Evidence from South Africa
Author(s)
Issue 108
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2001
URL http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/16394/1/fc010108.pdf
Abstract
This paper uses project and household data to examine the ability of 100 or so public works projects in Western Cape Province, South Africa, to target benefits—both\ndirect and indirect—to those living below the poverty line. We find that public works projects generally outperform hypothetical untargeted cash transfers in this regard under a wide range of assumptions about underlying parameters.

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