Social Assistance System Modernization and Participation of the Poor

Ganna, Vikhitova, Nizalova, Olena, Nizalov, Denis (2013) Social Assistance System Modernization and Participation of the Poor. In: Global Development Network Annual Conference, June 2013, Manila, Philippines. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided. (Contact us about this Publication)
Official URL
http://gdn.int/admin/uploads/editor/files/2013Conf...

Abstract

This paper evaluates the impact of the recent Social Assistance System Modernization Project on the three outcomes – probability of application, probability of getting any assistance, and probability of participation in more than two social assistance programs. Allowing for heterogeneous effect of the Project measures on poor and non-poor families, we find that in general the re-engineering of the system considerably improves targeting. For example, the purchase of new computers and modernization of computer networks improves targeting of the system by decreasing both the application and participation rate among the non-poor and increasing among the poor. Single window application procedure has positive impact on the participation of both groups of population, although the impact on the poor is twice larger in magnitude. Renovation of premises and purchase of new office equipment leads to higher application and participation rate across all population groups.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Social assistance system, system modernization, re-engineering, poverty, impact evaluation, Ukraine
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 11:34 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35640 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):