Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia.

@article{Alatas2012TargetingTP,
  title={Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia.},
  author={Vivi Alatas and Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Rema Hanna and Benjamin A Olken and Julia Tobias},
  journal={The American economic review},
  year={2012},
  volume={102 4},
  pages={1206-1240}
}
This paper reports an experiment in 640 Indonesian villages on three approaches to target the poor: proxy-means tests (PMT), where assets are used to predict consumption; community targeting, where villagers rank everyone from richest to poorest; and a hybrid. Defining poverty based on PPP$2 per-capita consumption, community targeting and the hybrid perform somewhat worse in identifying the poor than PMT, though not by enough to significantly affect poverty outcomes for a typical program. Elite… CONTINUE READING
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