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Guess What Happened When Liberia Tested a Pilot Program of Cash Transfers to the Extreme Poor in Bomi

Further evidence of the potential of basic income

I'm always on the lookout for more scientific evidence of what happens when people are provided cash incomes unconditionally. Recently I found something new, a pilot program tested in Bomi and Maryland Counties in Liberia that started in 2009 and ended in late 2014. Implemented by the Liberian Ministry of Gender and Development with . . .

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February 23, 2015

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