Poverty and social assistance in rural China
Livelihoods in rural areas
In transition economies challenged with tremendous structural changes, especially parts of rural population face a high risk of poverty. One of the great challenges of implementing rural welfare relief is the identification of needy individuals and households for monetary or in-kind transfers. This project analyses a program for social assistance in rural China to answer the following questions:
- What are the special challenges of defining and identifying recipients for social transfers and of implementing a social assistance system in rural society in general?
- How efficient are the existing methods of income and welfare measurement of the program in question?
- What concrete policy suggestions for increasing the efficiency of program design and implementation can be given?