End poverty by giving the poor cash?

If you’ve been following my recent posts and papers on giving cash to the poor, three things that may interest you:

First, we’ve put out a 3-page policy note with the World Bank on one Uganda cash transfer program. Here is an IPA policy note on a second study, of cash transfers to poor women in Uganda.

Second, today the New York Times Economix blog posted excerpts of an interview with me about both experiments on giving cash to the poor.

Last, in a strange coincidence of timing, yesterday the FAI blog posted excepts of a similar interview from last year.