Public works: An effective safety net for the poor?

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Published
March 1, 2009
sector
Unidentified, Labor markets & Employment
region
South Asia

Highlights

3ie Brief No. 1, March 2009

Most assessments have found that public works programmes have significant impact in terms of temporary employment creation and increases in participants’ current incomes. However, evidence of impact on enhanced employability, sustainable income gains, and the benefits to poor people from the physical assets created is limited.

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