Cash Transfers and Basic Social Protection: Towards a by Moritz von Gliszczynski

By Moritz von Gliszczynski

Money Transfers and uncomplicated Social safety bargains a ground-breaking research of the discourses that facilitated the increase of money transfers as tools of improvement coverage because the Nineteen Nineties. the writer offers a close assessment of the heritage of social safety and identifies the standards that made funds transfers valid coverage.

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Secondly, both methods also provided invaluable information on the relationships between different policy actors, as well as their activities in the field of cash transfers, including research, advocacy and implementation of cash transfers in developing countries. Finally, both interviews and observation helped to find further pertinent policy documents (especially ‘grey literature’) to expand the sample for analysis. 2 Constructing Global Models of Cash Transfers (2000–2012) In this chapter, I begin my empirical analysis by identifying four major variants of cash transfers – family allowances, conditional cash transfers, social pensions and general household assistance – and trace their career as global policy models.

An interview with a former senior staff member of UNICEF indicates that the organisation’s interest in social cash transfers was motivated by the World Bank’s activity on CCT in the early 2000s (Interview 3): Q: When did you first become aware of social security as a subject of global debate? A: I believe it was in 2005, in the context of a UNICEF conference in New York, a brainstorming session, where we reflected what the new issues were. Q: In your opinion, what was the motivation at that time to include social security specifically?

At first glance, any form of food aid seems to be of limited use to the recipients because food is evidently intended for consumption. Comparatively, cash is seen as a very variable form of aid. According to general opinion, the beneficiaries of cash transfers can autonomously spend the money to satisfy their individual needs and wants. This is judged to be an advantage, since a variety of recipients in different situations can theoretically profit from the same scheme (DFID 2005:9; ODI and GTZ 2005: 8; UNICEF 2012:34; UNICEF and ODI 2009:54; World Bank 2008: 25, 256, 264).

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