Angel-Urdinola, Diego and Wodon, Quentin (2008): Assessing the Targeting Performance of Social Programs: Cape Verde. Published in: Public Finance for Poverty Reduction: Concepts and Case Studies from Africa and Latin America (edited by Blanca Moreno-Dodson and Quentin Wodon, published in World Bank Directions in Development) (January 2008): pp. 417-439.
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Budget constraints faced by governments in developing countries imply that the targeting performance of public subsidies and social programs (whether the subsidies are provided in cash or in kind) is important for reducing poverty. In this paper, we analyze the distributional properties of the main existing social programs in Cape Verde and assess whether various targeting systems (including proxy means testing and geographic targeting) could help to improve targeting performance.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Assessing the Targeting Performance of Social Programs: Cape Verde|
|Keywords:||Poverty; social programs; targeting; Cape Verde; benefit incidence; geographic targeting; proxy means testing|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H22 - Incidence
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I38 - Government Policy; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D61 - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
|Depositing User:||Quentin Wodon|
|Date Deposited:||14. Oct 2008 05:05|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 07:14|
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