Carlo Sdralevich, Randa Sab, Younes Zouhar, Giorgia Albertin , International Monetary Fund (IMF) , 2014

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, generalized price subsidies have for many years been part of the “social compact” and are still common, especially on food and fuels. Yet, generalized price subsidies are neither well targeted nor cost-effective as a social protection tool.

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