How Accurate is Food-for-Work Self-Targeting in the Presence of Imperfect Factor Markets? Evidence from Ethiopia

@article{Barrett2000HowAI,
  title={How Accurate is Food-for-Work Self-Targeting in the Presence of Imperfect Factor Markets? Evidence from Ethiopia},
  author={Christopher B. Barrett and Daniel C. Clay},
  journal={The Journal of Development Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={39},
  pages={152 - 180}
}
  • C. BarrettD. Clay
  • Published 1 October 2000
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Development Studies
Effective targeting of transfers is a key issue in public policy to combat poverty. Much faith is presently placed in self-targeting mechanisms such as public employment schemes supported by food-for-work transfers. Where targeting errors have been observed, these are usually attributed to mismanagement of key operational details, such as the project's wage rate. Using a unique data set from rural Ethiopia, we demonstrate that targeting errors may also have structural causes in some low-income… 

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