BATCH is a collection of things or persons to be handled or processed together.
CONSUMPTION SMOOTHING is aimed at protecting consumption patterns from the impact of shocks, and can take effect either before or after their occurrence. Post-shock responses include modifying consumption, raising income by mobilizing labor or selling assets, drawing on informal or formal sources of savings, or activating claims on informal insurance mechanisms.
CASH COVERAGE RATIO see CASH DEBT COVERAGE RATIO.
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