Targeting Palestine's Poor: Current Criteria and Suggested Approaches
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Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS)
The aim of this study is to enhance targeting criteria and targeting mechanisms directed at poor Palestinian households in social assistance programs. To meet this goal, the study makes a review of targeting criteria and mechanisms currently in use. The potential inaccuracy of specific targeting schemes and the consequent wastefulness of resources are exposed. From here, recommendations are made to minimize ‘leakage’ (where ineligible families receive assistance) and under-coverage (where eligible families do not get assistance).