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Cash transfers: good governance and accountability in short supply

Written by Fiona Samuels, Nicola Jones

Cash transfers are very popular way of improving social protection, with a proven track record of reducing poverty at household level and increasing access to basic services around the world. But despite generally positive results, there's been little research done on how they affect household and community dynamics, or on their impacts on marginalised groups such as women, youth, the elderly and people with disabilities.