Interestingly, America discusses minimum wage. It seems like policy options for reducing poverty have become quite similar between developed countries and developing countries. We still remember that New York implemented cash transfers. Also, we know that Food stamp is widely recognised social protection scheme in the USA. This may be a sign for the mutual learning between (so called) the north and the south.
About minimum wage, the guardian points out lessons from the UK, continuous update of benefit levels is critically important.
Obama touts minimum wage proposal as ‘good politics’
National minimum wage not fit for purpose, says its founding father