Good Practices in Poverty Targeting in IDB Projects in 1997

Dec 1998
Good practices in targeting, as highlighted here, with an additional effort to go beyond the letter of the law in the identification of project beneficiaries. Effective and efficient targeting mechanisms attempt to better link the project's specific purposes with its intended group of beneficiaries. The IDB projects listed in this document all represent cases where the design of the operation made extra efforts to better target the poor that go beyond the PTI Classification Criteria. These design elements include a variety of instruments, such as the careful definition of beneficiary eligibility and selection criteria, use of poverty maps, application of qualitative methodologies, and more rigorous analysis of survey data to determine appropriate types of project interventions.