Research Project Reports

Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on Growth, Income Distribution and Poverty in Selected ASEAN Countries

By Sothea Oum, Giang Thanh Long, Vathana Sann, Phouphet Kyophilavong (Eds.)

ERIA Research Project Report 2010-13

Posted: March 2011


In fiscal year 2009, ERIA completed a research project entitled: "Social Protection in East Asia - Current State and Challenges". Thirteen country experts on social protection were brought together to provide an overview, and to discuss challenges in social protection in their respective countries. The project highlighted the current state of social protection, and identified broad avenues to strengthen it. Even though the project provided useful overviews and broad directions for reforms, various thematic issues and impacts were not analyzed. These are gaps that the current research attempts to fill.

List of Project Members

PROFESSOR FUKUNARI KIMURA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia. Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Japan.

DR. SOTHEA OUM (PROJECT COORDINATOR):Associate Researcher, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia.

DR.GIANG THANH LONG: Vice Director, Institute of Public Policy and Management (SPPM), National Economics University (NEU), Hanoi, Vietnam.

DR. SANN VATHANA: Deputy Secretary General, Council for Agricultural and Rural Development, Social Protection Coordination Unit (CARD-SPCU), Cambodia.

DR. PHOUPHET KYOPHILAVONG: Associate Professor, Director, Research Division, Department of Economics and Business Management, National University of Laos.

Full Report



Front cover

Table of Contents

List of Project Members

Executive Summary

Chapter 1. Expanding Cash Transfer Program to Tackle Old-age Poverty in Vietnam: An Ex-ante Evaluation

Chapter 2. Design Features of the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme in Cambodia:Impacts on Income Distribution and Poverty

Chapter 3. Impact of Cash Transfer on Poverty and Income Distribution

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