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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July 7, 2015 — Developing countries are investing in social safety nets to improve the lives of billions of poor and vulnerable people, yet 773 million of the world's poor still lack safety net coverage — says a new report.
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