Unrestricted cash transfers bring huge benefits, but these may not be realised because they can also cause debts.
Pakistan is using technology to distribute emergency support as part of its coronavirus stimulus. But its criteria for eligibility must be more nuanced.
Economic inequality is growing across the world, but few are talking about the ways to tackle it.
Mexico gives poor, jobless moms up to $147 a month to feed and educate their kids. But money with strings attached may actually overburden women while freeing up their husbands' time and money.
A new study shows that conditional cash transfers have helped Ecuador's poorest households climb out of poverty. When that money was paired with capital to invest, people fared even better.
Cigarette smoking kills about 480,000 Americans annually and costs nearly US$170 billion in health care each year. Is it time we considered financial incentives to help people quit?