Are Direct Cash Transfers To The Poor Improving Aid At All?
Giving money directly to the poor doesn't seem like a very revolutionary idea, but it's been getting a lot of attention lately. Is it merited?By Sebastian Martinez | November 19, 2014
Giving money to people in poverty might seem like an obvious idea, but it's rarely that simple.
The money tends to get to those in need indirectly, in the form of food, infrastructure and education, or it comes with a laundry list of conditions that have to be met to get the money. (Video via CARE)
But what about unconditional, direct cash transfers where donors give the money directly to the recipients, no strings attached?