Multidimensional Targeting: Identifying Beneficiaries of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs

OPHI Research in Progress

This paper applies the Alkire Foster method for multidimensional measurement as a targeting mechanism for conditional cash transfers (CCTs), and finds that it significantly improves selection of households with children who are most deprived in dimensions relevant to CCTs.

Citation: Azevedo, V. M. R. and Robles, M. (2010). ‘Multidimensional targeting: Identifying beneficiaries of conditional cash transfer programs’, OPHI Research in Progress 20a, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

This paper is also published in the Social Indicators Research, 2013, Vol. 112(2), pp. 447–475.

conditional transfers, targeting, multidimensional poverty, ex-ante evaluation
Latin America and the Caribbean

Viviane Azevedo and Marcos Robles
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