Beyond Beneficiaries: The Use of Information Systems for Cost-Effective Evaluation

Dec 2003
This presentation was commissioned by the Poverty Reduction and Social Protection Network of the Regional Policy Dialogue for the VI Hemispheric Meeting celebrated on December 9th and 10th, 2003. Information systems such as SISBEN, CAS, SIPO were developed to better target beneficiaries (predominantly the poor and at-risk populations). A quantitative score is used as a proxy for poverty and/or the lack of income generating resources within the family. Families scoring below a threshold are eligible to participate in certain programs.