Publications

Closing the Gap: The State of Social Safety Nets 2013


Safety nets are among the best-evaluated interventions in social policy. In a growing number of contexts, their performance is being measured using some of the most advanced evaluation methods. This includes an increasing application of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). In fact, about half of the current 119 rigorous impact evaluations supported by the World Bank in 24 countries use RCTs.