Event: Social Protection: Policies, Programs, and Evidence

The Food Stamp Program: A Secret History of the First Targeted Benefit in Mongolia

30 August 2017
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Back in 2008, Mongolia suffered from the highest inflation rate in Asia, reaching up to 30%. This led to lower food quality, especially for women and limited funds for education and health needs. The government, through ADB assistance, established a food stamp program to help the poor buy critical food items. This presentation shares how this program was succesfully implemented and how it helped ease the burden of those affected by the crisis.

Geographical Focus: 
Mongolia
Type of Content: 
Learning Event

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