Brazil’s Successful Social Program: Pay the Poor

Brazil’s Successful Social Program: Pay the Poor

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food program boliviaIn the past seven years, the income of poor Brazilians has surged as the number of those in poverty has fallen from 22 percent of the population to 7 percent.

Several factors contribute to Brazil’s astounding feat. But a major part of Brazil’s achievement is due to a single social program that is now transforming how countries all over the world help their poor.

(READ the Fixes column in the New York Times)

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