José Antonio Ocampo
Universal welfare programs are returning to the social policy mix in the hemisphere. By their very nature, limited social assistance policies have limited impact. Full text available.
Recent research suggests that exclusion represents a severe drag on the region's economic growth and stability. Tackling high inequality and low social mobility is fundamental to getting economies on a sure footing.
Eduardo L.G. Rios-Neto
Targeted monetary transfer programs such as Brazil's "Bolsa Familia" represent bold new alternatives in the field of poverty alleviation. Do they work as well as their advocates claim?