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Community-based targeting: a review of experience

Community-based targeting (CBT) is a prominent design feature of social protection programming in many low- and middle-income countries. In its simplest form, it occurs when community groups or intermediary agents are contracted to identify recipients for cash or in-kind transfers. While development agencies have accumulated significant knowledge regarding other household targeting methods, there is less empirical knowledge regarding the various forms of CBT adopted in social transfer programming, the outcomes of targeting or the governance and operational aspects of CBT implementation.

The objective of this project was to contribute to closing the knowledge gap with respect to design and implementation arrangements of community-based targeting.

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