Targeting beneficiaries

targeting-beneficiaries Aprogram’s targeting system is the method it uses to select beneficiaries or households for inclusion in the program. Targeting can be completed using geographic locations; basic demographic or categorical indicators, such as gender or age; community members (through communities or entire villages); means-tested information about household income; proxy means methods that use indicators related to poverty or well-being; or self-targeting, when potential beneficiaries must apply for a program on their own. Targeting is used to focus funds to maximize impact, given resource limitations. For more information about targeting, see For Protection and Promotion: The Design and Implementation of Effective Safety Nets. Targeting differs by the Groups targeted and Methodologies used. Several other features of targeting that are central to understanding Sub-Saharan African CT programs include the intended Program beneficiaries, Transfer recipient, and potential for income Leapfrogging.