By Anna McCord

Public Works Programmes (PWPs) are commonly applied all through Asia, Latin the United States and Africa, frequently with investment from significant overseas donor organizations. they're looked as if it would current a "win-win" coverage alternative, supplying employment to the chronically terrible whereas additionally growing resources for the country, and during this manner supplying a welfare move that's additionally a tangible monetary funding. This e-book severely explores the concept that of the general public Works Programme (PWP) and interrogates its social safety functionality within the context of power poverty. It reports over 2 hundred PWPs in japanese and southern Africa utilizing unique study drawn from broad box research, interviews and survey paintings, and examines case stories of six overseas PWPs – in India, Argentina, eire, Ethiopia, Indonesia and the us. the writer explores the functionality and obstacles of PWPs, and descriptions significant programme selection and layout matters, drawing classes from the foreign context, and tough the assumptions underlying those coverage personal tastes, therefore beginning the way in which for extra trained and applicable coverage choice. The e-book makes a case for a reconsideration of the functionality of PWPs within the present social defense discourse, and argues that the present PWP process won't glance so beautiful from the beneficiary's perspective.

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