Social Transfers Reduce Poverty, Says RHVP

The Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme says Southern African countries have some of the world's worst income distribution, but can often afford social transfers

The Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme (RHVP) says Southern African countries have some of the world's worst income distribution, but can often afford social transfers, which have proved an efficient means of reducing the number of poor.

RHVP director, Nicholas Freeland, points out that, “Money can always be found - where there is political will there is always a way."

RHVP's Freeland states that at the time when developed countries like the UK and Sweden introduced social transfers such as old-age pensions, they had not been not particularly well-off but had gone ahead because of the ‘huge inequalities’ that existed.

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