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Reaching the Poor with Poverty Projects: What is the Evidence on Social Returns?

dc.contributor.authorJohn Weiss
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-10T10:16:07Z
dc.date.available2015-04-10T10:16:07Z
dc.date.issued2004-07-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/3597
dc.description.abstractAlthough the consensus within the development community stresses the role of economic growth as a means of long-term alleviation of poverty, most governments and donors continue to fund measures to target the poor directly and to provide a social safety net to protect against adverse shocks. Such schemes can range from the provision of infrastructure, subsidized food, employment creation, access to health and other social facilities, microfinance and occasionally cash grants. Types of targeting include that by activity, such as primary health care and primary education, where it is established that the distribution of benefits tends to be progressive (so-called ‘broad targeting’), by indicator, where alternatives to income that may be expected to be correlated with poverty are used to identify the poor, by location, where area of residence becomes the criteria for identifying the target group, and self-targeting, where programs are designed to be attractive only to the poor. Insofar as these measures all involve the use of public resources to achieve benefits for a target group at or below the poverty line they can be thought of a ‘poverty projects,’ whose efficiency in principle should be amenable to formal quantification.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleReaching the Poor with Poverty Projects: What is the Evidence on Social Returns?
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertAlleviating Poverty
dc.subject.expertAnti-Poverty
dc.subject.expertExtreme Poverty
dc.subject.expertFight Against Poverty
dc.subject.expertGlobal Poverty
dc.subject.expertHealth Aspects Of Poverty
dc.subject.expertIndicators Of Poverty
dc.subject.expertParticipatory Poverty Assessment
dc.subject.expertPoverty Eradication
dc.subject.expertPoverty Analysis
dc.subject.expertPoverty In Developing Countries
dc.subject.expertPoverty Reduction Efforts
dc.subject.expertUrban Poverty
dc.subject.expertResults-Based Monitoring And Evaluation
dc.subject.expertProject Evaluation & Review Technique
dc.subject.expertPerformance Evaluation
dc.subject.expertImpact Evaluation Reports
dc.subject.expertEvaluation Criteria
dc.subject.adbDevelopment Indicators
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Indicators
dc.subject.adbEconomic Indicators
dc.subject.adbEducational Indicators
dc.subject.adbDemographic Indicators
dc.subject.adbHealth Indicators
dc.subject.adbDisadvantaged Groups
dc.subject.adbLow Income Groups
dc.subject.adbSocially Disadvantaged Children
dc.subject.adbRural Conditions
dc.subject.adbRural Development
dc.subject.adbSocial Conditions
dc.subject.adbUrban Development
dc.subject.adbUrban Sociology
dc.subject.adbProject finance
dc.subject.adbResources evaluation
dc.subject.adbNeeds assessment
dc.subject.adbCost benefit analysis
dc.subject.naturalPoor
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalHealth expectancy
dc.subject.naturalSocial groups
dc.subject.naturalPolitical participation
dc.subject.naturalDistribution of income
dc.subject.naturalInequality of income
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalRural community development
dc.subject.naturalMass society
dc.subject.naturalSocial change
dc.subject.naturalSocial policy
dc.subject.naturalSocial stability
dc.subject.naturalPopulation
dc.subject.naturalSustainable development
dc.subject.naturalPeasantry
dc.subject.naturalUrban policy
dc.subject.naturalUrban renewal
dc.subject.naturalResults mapping
dc.subject.naturalRisk assessment
dc.subject.naturalParticipatory monitoring and evaluation
dc.subject.naturalCost effectiveness
dc.title.seriesADBI Working Paper Series
dc.title.volume9
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themePoverty
oar.themeEvaluation
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-004381
oar.authorWeiss, John
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