Exploring Universal Basic Income

A guide to navigating concepts, evidence, and practices

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As Universal basic income (UBI) emerges as one of the most hotly debated issues in development and social protection policy,  this volume by the World Bank provides a framework to elucidate issues and trade-offs in UBI with a view to help inform choices around its appropriateness and feasibility in different contexts. Drawing from global evidence, literature, and survey data,  the book examines how UBI differs from or complements other social assistance programs in terms of objectives, coverage, incidence, adequacy, incentives, effects on poverty and inequality, financing, political economy, and implementation. It also reviews past and current country experiences, surveys the full range of existing policy proposals, provides original results from micro–tax benefit simulations, and sets out a range of considerations around the analytics and practice of UBI.

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