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Type Journal Article - Development Southern Africa
Title Can social security programmes do more with less? General issues and the challenges for Southern Africa
Volume 14
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1997
Page numbers 125-153
There is now widespread consensus on the importance of social security programmes - or more specifically, social welfare programmes and safetynets - as a key component of a public policy strategy for the reduction of poverty (World Bank, 1990;Graham, 1994; Van de Walle & Nead, 1995).Social security programmes comprise policy and programme instruments such as general food subsidies, targeted income transfers, public works,school feeding, social funds, small-scale credit, and emergency feeding
programmes. They are designed mainly either to reduce or prevent poverty,or some combination thereof (see Section 2 of this article, especially'Other objective functions').

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