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Burkina Faso :, Policies to Protect the Poor From the Impact of Food and Energy Price Increases, Isabell Adenauer, Javier Arze del Granado

This paper assesses the effectiveness of policies taken by the Burkinabè authorities to protect the poor from the adverse impact of a combined food and oil price shock in 2008. Estimates of the impact based on household survey data and a price pass-through model suggest that these policies were not well-targeted, benefiting the wealthier groups of the population rather than the poor. More effective policy measures, such as a conditional cash transfer system, which is already being implemented on a pilot basis in urban areas, are discussed as an alternative policy option
Table Of Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; I. Introduction; II. Data Sources and Methodology; 1. Poverty in Burkina Faso; 1. Food Price Increases, March 2007-February 2008; 2. Suspended Tax Rates; 3. Household Budget Share on Staple Products with Tax Suspensions; 4. Shares of Tax Measure's Benefits; 5. Energy Price Increases, October 2007-September 2008; III. The Impact of Food Price Increases and Policy Measures Taken; 1. Net Welfare Impact of Tax Suspensions; IV. The Impact of High Energy Prices and Mitigating Policy Measures; 6. Fuel Product Policy Measures
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