Finding the Poor vs . Measuring their Poverty : Exploring the Drivers of Targeting Effectiveness in Indonesia *

@inproceedings{Bah2017FindingTP,
  title={Finding the Poor vs . Measuring their Poverty : Exploring the Drivers of Targeting Effectiveness in Indonesia *},
  author={Adama Bah and Samuel A Bazzi and Sudarno Sumarto and Julia Tobias},
  year={2017}
}
Centralized targeting registries are increasingly used to allocate social assistance benefits in developing countries. This paper provides the first attempt to identify the relative importance of two key design issues for targeting accuracy: (i) which households to survey for inclusion in the registry and (ii) how to rank surveyed households. We evaluate Indonesia’s Unified Database for Social Protection Programs (UDB), among the largest targeting registries in the world, used to provide social… CONTINUE READING
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