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Direct cash transfers and cutting extreme poverty in Yemen

Graham Watson

22nd September 2020

This World Bank clip looks at the power of direct cash transfers in Yemen, a country riven by ongoing civil war.

It offers a powerful endorsement of the case for aid. However, on the flip side, it also highlights the adverse effects of war on developmental prospects, and you might wonder whether the World Bank - and the international comnmunity more generally - would be better served looking at the cause of the problem, rather than simply treating its symptoms.

Direct cash transfers and cutting extreme poverty in Yemen

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