Are Cash Transfers the Best Way to Alleviate Global Poverty?

Speakers:
Chris Blattman Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Paul Niehaus Cofounder and President, GiveDirectly; Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
Presider:
Isobel Coleman Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
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Are Cash Transfers the Best Way to Alleviate Global Poverty?

Noted development experts Paul Niehaus, assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego, and president of GiveDirectly, a nonprofit organization that makes unconditional cash grants directly to the poor, and Chris Blattman, assistant professor at Columbia University, discuss whether cash transfers are the best tool we have to combat global poverty.

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