Universal basic income in Kenya


Published 06.03.24

What are the effects of a universal basic income in Kenya?

Read "Universal Basic Income: Short-Term Results from a Long-Term Experiment in Kenya" by Abhijit Banerjee, Michael Faye, Alan Krueger, Paul Niehaus & Tavneet Suri here.

What are the consequences of a long-term commitment to provide everyone enough money to meet their basic needs? In this episode of VoxDevTalks, Tavneet Suri discusses new evidence from a long-term, large-scale experiment in Kenya evaluating the impacts of providing a universal basic income. Tavneet describes the potential benefits and costs of a UBI in the developing world, what setting up an experiment of this scale involved, and what they have discovered so far.