Decentralized Targeting of an Anti-Poverty Program

  title={Decentralized Targeting of an Anti-Poverty Program},
  author={Emanuela Galasso and Martin Ravallion},
Developing country governments often delegate authority over the targeting of antipoverty programs to community organizations, while retaining control over how much goes to each community. We offer a theoretical characterization of the information structure in such programs and the interconnected behavior of the various players. Our model motivates an econometric specification for explaining distributional outcomes. Results for Bangladesh’s Food-for-Education (FFE) Program indicate that within… CONTINUE READING