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publication September 28, 2017

The 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers, or Cash Transfers?


With 1.5 billion people covered globally, food and voucher programs provide an important lifeline for the poor and vulnerable. The study – The 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers or Cash Transfers? --reveals that while countries increasingly support people with cash as a form of safety net, food-based programs are still important interventions in some contexts. The analysis highlights how food and voucher programs remain relevant, and in most circumstances, have improved over time.