Social Safety Nets: Not many urban poor getting help

Says World Bank report

Rejaul Karim Byron and Sohel Parvez

Most of the poor people in urban areas remain deprived of the government’s social protection benefits.

Only 17.84 percent of the poor people living in towns and cities receive support from social safety schemes, whereas 35.77 percent of the poor people in rural areas get the benefits, according to a World Bank report.

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