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Title:Targeting and Self-Targeting in a New Social Assistance Scheme PDF Logo
Authors:Micklewright, John
Coudouel, Aline
Marnie, Sheila
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1112
Abstract:The analysis of targeting of cash benefits is typically silent on whether any success is due to encouraging claims from the poor or to the decisions of administrators on the claims they receive. By contrast, the paper models the probabilities of households? knowledge of a new social assistance scheme, of a claim conditional on knowledge, and of an award conditional on knowledge and claim. It uses household survey data from Uzbekistan where a new social assistance benefit is administered by community organisations. The paper therefore also illustrates problems of design of decentralised social assistance schemes in developing countries.
Subjects:targeting
self-targeting
social assistance
Uzbekistan
JEL:P35
O15
H53
I38
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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