Basic income

"A basic income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement. That is, basic income has the following five characeristics: 1. Periodic: it is paid at regular intervals (for example every month), not as a one-off grant. 2. Cash payment: it is paid in an appropriate medium of exchange, allowing those who receive it to decide what they spend it on. It is not, therefore, paid either in kind (such as food or services) or...

Basic needs

"The concept of basic needs refers to the essential goods, utilities, services or resources required on a regular or seasonal basis by households for ensuring long term survival AND minimum living standards, without resorting to negative coping mechanisms or compromising their health, dignity and essential livelihood assets. Assistance to address basic needs might feasibly be delivered through a range of modalities, including cash, vouchers, in-kind and services". Source : Care International. n...

Beneficiaries

In the context of social protection, beneficiaries are the individuals or households targeted by a programme to benefit from a transfer. See also: Recipients

Benefits delivery mechanisms

“(...) conventional ‘pull’ mechanisms, where participants queue for their transfers at designated pay-points on regular pay-days, (...) ‘push’ mechanisms, where payments are made directly into post office, bank accounts or through local cooperatives that participants can access at their convenience. ” Source: Devereux, S . et al. 2013 . "Evaluating Outside the Box: An Alternative Framework for Analysing Social Protection Programmes". IDS Working Paper, Volume 2013, No. 431. Brighton: Institute...