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Oil to Cash: An Idea to Fight the Resource Curse

Tina Rosenberg has a terrific piece in the New York Times on cash transfer programs in Brazil. She concludes:

For skeptics who believe that social programs never work in poor countries and that most of what’s spent on them gets stolen, conditional cash transfer programs offer a convincing rebuttal.  Here are programs that help the people who most need help, and do so with very little waste, corruption or political interference.

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