Targeting the poor in Mexico

an evaluation of the selection of households for PROGRESA

This report reevaluates PROGRESA’s targeting methods since the program began adding beneficiary households through a process called “densification.” The authors first evaluate PROGRESA’s accuracy in targeting both at the community and household levels. Second, they evaluate the targeting in terms of its impact on poverty alleviation
relative to other feasible methods assuming the same total budget.

Skoufias, Emmanuel
de la Vega, Sergio
Davis, Benjamin
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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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