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Public works as a safety net : design, evidence, and implementation, Kalanidhi Subbarao [and others]

Public works as a safety net : design, evidence, and implementation
Public works as a safety net
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design, evidence, and implementation
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Kalanidhi Subbarao [and others]
Public Works as a Safety Net: Design, Evidence, and Implementation reviews the conceptual underpinnings and operational elements of public works programs around the world. Drawing from a rich evidence base including program documentation, policy papers, peer-reviewed publications, and empirical data from over 40 countries, it provides an overview of the state of public works programs and how they function as part of wider social protection systems. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the design features and alternative models of public works implemented under diverse country settings. Topics covered include program objectives, institutional and financing arrangements, targeting, costs and benefits, gender considerations, and monitoring and evaluation. Political economy issues that inform the development and effectiveness of public works programs are also addressed, bringing into focus the centrality of governance and transparency to ensure the achievement of program outcomes. The comprehensive nature of the review, and its thorough analysis of available data, fills a gap in knowledge related to public works program design and implementation. The book should benefit both policy makers and practitioners involved in public works planning. It will also help inform future efforts to incorporate public works as an important tool of an integrated national social protection systems, that will help respond to unpredictable global shocks leading to sudden declines in employment, whether seasonal or systemic
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no index present
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.P836 2013
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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Public works as a safety net : design, evidence, and implementation, Kalanidhi Subbarao [and others]
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Includes bibliographical references
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  • Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview; Definition and Evolution of Public Works Programs; Approaches of Public Works Programs; Aim and Key Messages of This Book; Roadmap for This Book; PART 1 Design, Evidence, and Implementation; Chapter 2 Public Works Programs: Objectives and Models; Primary Objectives of Public Works; Secondary Objectives and Spillover Benefits; Tables; 2.1 Jefes Program Infrastructure Projects by Type, 2003-06; 2.2 Results of Agricultural Activities Undertaken by Ethiopia's PSNP, 2007-09; Figures
  • 2.1 Water Conservation Works under MGNREGS, Financial Year 2010-11Models of Safety Net-Oriented Public Works Programs; 2.3 Correlation of Public Works Program Models and Objectives; Notes; References; Chapter 3 Country Contexts and Patterns in Public Works Programs; 3.1 Scale and Attributes of Selected Public Works Programs; Country Context; 3.2 Correlation of Public Works Program Models and Country Circumstances; 3.3 Selected Public Works Programs in High- and Middle-Income Countries; 3.4 Selected Public Works Programs in Low-Income Agrarian Countries; Cross-Country Patterns
  • 3.1 Annual Participation in Public Works Programs by Region3.2 Distribution of Public Works Program Objectives by Region; 3.3 Distribution of Public Works Program Objectives by Country Income Level; 3.4 Cluster Analysis of 14 Public Works Programs; 3.5 Cluster Analysis of 32 Public Works Programs; Conclusions; Notes; References; Chapter 4 Program Design; Implementing Institutions and Funding Mechanisms; 4.1 Type of Institution Implementing Public Works Programs by Region; 4.2 Breakdown of Implementing Institutions; 4.3 Sources of Public Works Program Funding
  • 4.1 Share of Domestic Contribution to Public Works Program Funding4.4 Distribution of Public Works Program Funding and Implementing Arrangements by Country Income Level; 4.2 Percentage of Countries Reporting Community Involvement by Program Component; Establishing Project Selection Criteria; 4.3 Projects Initiated under Public Works Programs; Boxes; 4.1 Eligibility and Rejection Criteria for Projects in Liberia and Rwanda; 4.4 Share of Labor Cost in Public Works Programs of Selected Countries; 4.5 Labor Share of Total Cost in Public Works Programs
  • 4.6 Example of Seasonal Public Works Program Operation: Peru's Trabajar Urbano, Employment Generated, 2004-064.7 Beneficiary Exits from Argentina's Jefes de Hogar Program, 2005-09; Selecting Beneficiaries; 4.2 Using Public Works for Environmental Restoration: Ethiopia; 4.5 Relationship between Program Wage, Minimum Wage, and Market Wage in Selected Public Works Programs; 4.6 State Agricultural Minimum Wage, Average Casual Wage, and Share of Casual Labor Days in India; 4.3 El Salvador: Combination of Targeting Approaches Used in the Temporary Income Assistance Program
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1 online resource (xxiv, [403] pages)
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  • (OCoLC)823519261
  • pebcs0821394614

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