Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125249
Authors: 
Zimmermann, Laura
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 25
Abstract: 
Public works programs in developing countries can reduce poverty in the long term and help low-skilled workers cope with economic shocks in the short term. But success depends on a scheme’s design and implementation. Key design factors are: properly identifying the target population; selecting the right wage; and establishing efficient implementation institutions. In practice, rationing, corruption, mismanagement, and other implementation flaws often limit the effectiveness of public works programs.
Subjects: 
public works programs
poverty reduction
transfers
safety net
antipoverty program
shock mitigation
JEL: 
H53
I38
J22
J23
J38
O12
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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