Safety Nets in Shocking Times: Lessons from Indonesia's Cash Transfer Program

Sudarno Sumarto, Shorenstein APARC/Asia Foundation Visiting Fellow,Stanford University

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In 2005 the Indonesian government announced a program of unconditional cash transfers to its poor and near-poor citizens to help them overcome the adverse effects of fuel price hikes caused by a massive reduction in subsidies. The program--the largest of its kind in the world, covering some 19 million households--was reintroduced in 2008 following another round of fuel subsidy cuts.

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