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You are correct in pointing out that safety nets designed for MICs cannot automatically be copied for LICs. Nevertheless, safety nets have proven that they can be effective in low-income countries. At the same time the design of safety nets systems needs to be tailored to the country-context, particularly in LICs and FS but we need to also consider the fact that over time many LICs could becomes MICs and the design used during the LIC stage should have the right institutional characteristics to be translated into the MIC context and face MIC challenges - the latter come up sooner than reaching MIC status. With regard to your points on financial services for the poor - the best sources are available at the CGAP website: You are correct in pointing out that safety nets designed for MICs cannot automatically be copied for LICs. Nevertheless, safety nets have proven that they can be effective in low-income countries. At the same time the design of safety nets systems needs to be tailored to the country-context, particularly in LICs and FS but we need to also consider the fact that over time many LICs could becomes MICs and the design used during the LIC stage should have the right institutional characteristics to be translated into the MIC context and face MIC challenges - the latter come up sooner than reaching MIC status. With regard to your points on financial services for the poor - the best sources are available at the CGAP website: www.cgap.org