Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Graduation from poverty

OPINION: Whether governments should indefinitely dole out unconditional cash transfers (UCT) to the ultra-poor or they should give them some kind of in-kind asset transfer/skill training is a policy debate that has been going for more than a decade. Pakistan is no different, and latest findings from the asset transfer programme run by Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) points in the direction that perhaps asset transfer is a better choice. The operative word here of course is perhaps. Read More