Social protection in Africa

Frank Ellis, Stephen Devereux, Philip White

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The purpose of this book is to make accessible to a broad audience the ideas, principles and practicalities of establishing effective social protection in Africa. It focuses on the major shift in strategy for tackling hunger and vulnerability, from emergency responses mainly in the form of food transfers to predictable cash transfers to the chronically poorest social groups. The diverse case studies in this book provide a unique and timely exploration of the effective, and less effective, ways that social transfers are delivered to the chronically poor and vulnerable in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages304
ISBN (Print)978 1 84844 258 0
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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