Recent food, fuel, and financial crises have amplified the importance of strong social safety nets to reduce poverty and vulnerability. Safety nets help poor people by boosting their incomes, increasing school attendance, improving nutrition, encouraging the use of health services, and providing job opportunities.
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November 19, 2014 — World Bank Group President Jim Kim talked about the importance of safety nets, highlighting Mexico's leadership in providing assistance through cash transfer program called Oportunidades. Read More »