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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) (KAR id:35640)

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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 and public administration
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Olena Nizalova
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 11:34 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35640 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Nizalova, Olena: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1704-2632
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