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Cash transfers – Mere 'Gadaffi Syndrome', or serious potential for rural rehabilitation and development?

Briefing/policy papers

Written by John Farrington, Paul Harvey, Rachel Slater

There has been a stark dichotomy between development approaches concerned with the productive sectors, usually focusing on enhancing the ‘supply side’, and those concerned with social protection, which have been widely regarded as a drain on public resources. This paper argues that the two are complementary and that social protection is less of a ‘drain’ than previously thought.

Paul Harvey, Rachel Slater and John Farrington