Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Should Cash Transfers Used as an Emergency Response Be Universal or Targeted? (COVID-19)

Unforeseen shocks, like the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2008-09 global financial crisis, or a natural disaster, can wreak havoc on the social and economic well-being of households, communities, states, and countries. The distribution of cash transfers to individuals and families has been used before as a policy to buffer the negative impacts and has increasingly become more common during this pandemic. Read More