Fabio Veras Soares

Fábio Veras holds a PhD from University College London (2004) and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of São Paulo (1999) and a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Brasília (1993). He is  a researcher from the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), a Brazilian government think-tank. Currently he is IPEA focal point and  Research Coordinator at the UNDP/IPC-IG. He has worked with impact evaluation of cash transfers and other social programmes in countries such as Brazil, Paraguay, Mozambique and Yemen. He has had his work published in the Journal of Development Effectiveness and the Latin American Research Review, and has written book chapters on the comparative analysis of cash transfer programmes. He has numerous publications on impact evaluation of cash transfers and social protection programmes, public policies and labour economics.

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Fields of specialization

Poverty and inequality , Labour markets and employment, Youth and children


Title Country Themes
The Impacts of "Land of Love, Water Cellar for Mothers" China Gender & women’s empowerment , Poverty and Inequality , Health and nutrition , Impacts of government programs , Labour markets and employment
The Rural Household Income and Poverty Reduction effects of Priority Forestry Programs in China China Poverty and Inequality , Agriculture and food security
The Impact of Tuition Relief Program in Senior High School on Poor Junior High Students in Rural China China Poverty and Inequality , Education and training , Impacts of government programs , Youth and children
Impact Evaluation of the Brazilian Pension Program Benefício de Prestação Continuada (BPC) on Family Welfare Brazil Poverty and Inequality , Social protection
Estimating Participation and Spill-over Effects in Conditional Cash Transfer Programs Paraguay Social protection


Mr. Fabio Veras Soares
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

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