Summary: How to Effectively Target Development Transfers


Published 07.01.18
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Asian Development Bank

Summary video of Ben Olken discussing the effectiveness of and trade-offs between different methods of targeting development assistance.

How should governments effectively target the poorest sections of society? Ben Olken (MIT) studies different approaches to target development assistance in Indonesia; automatic enrolment vs. self-targeting methods and proxy means test vs. community based approach.