World Bank Group

Infographic: Social Safety Nets Keep Millions Out of Poverty

More than 1.9 billion people in 136 low and middle-income countries benefit from social safety net programs, yet 55 percent of the world’s poor or 773 million poor people with acute needs still lack coverage. As interest in and the use of social safety nets keep growing, countries struggle to make social safety net interventions more effective and to integrate them better in their overall social protection and labor systems.