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‘The Social Protection Function of Short Term Public Works Programmes in the Context of Chronic Poverty’ in ‘Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest: Risk, Needs and Rights’

Book/book chapter

Written by Anna McCord

This chapter highlights the problem of implementing short term public works programmes in situations of chronic poverty, and their limited social protection function in such contexts, and assesses the political and ideological factors informing their continued popularity with governments and donors despite these shortcomings.

Anna McCord. in Barrientos, A. and Hulme, D. (eds)