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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June 20, 2016 — In Senegal, the World Bank’s Fund for the Poorest (IDA) helped develop a national registry, integrating existing social programs and targeting the most vulnerable households.
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