The Poor Can Be Helped

If they are helped directly,with conditional cash transfers.

It’s certainly rare to find successful social programs in places where laws and institutions are very weak.  But conditional cash transfers have features that allow them to work even in badly governed countries. …

These programs start with an idea that shouldn’t be unusual but, sadly, is — giving help to people who need it most.

Helping the World’s Poorest, for a Change – NYTimes.com

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