IMF assists Burkina Faso in developing an effective social safety net

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A cash transfer programme for poor women in Liberia

Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly implementing social safety nets to protect their most vulnerable citizens, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

However, the IMF says these programmes are still works-in-progress. For example, the organization has been working with the government of Burkina Faso to design a cash transfer system to target those who need it most.

In this IMF interview, Lika Gueye spoke to Isabell Adenauer of the IMF's Africa Department who explains why social safety nets are essential in a country where one-fifth of the population lives in chronic poverty.

Duration: 3'59"

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