Thursday, December 06, 2012

The Hindu : Opinion / Lead : The promise of unconditional money

Cash transfers limited to a few schemes and without strings attached make for a compelling election strategy

Even the World Bank has certified it as an ace instrument for poverty alleviation. So what if only about 15 per cent of Brazilians live in villages while nearly 70 per cent do in ours? So what if only 6.1 per cent of Brazil’s population earns less than $1.25 a day compared to a crushing 32.6 per cent in India?

The Hindu : Opinion / Lead : The promise of unconditional money

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