Poverty Targeting in Asia: Experiences from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, People’s Republic of China and Thailand

Published By: ADBI on eSS | Published Date: March, 01 , 2004

Poverty targeting, defined as the use of policy instruments to channel resources to a target group identified below an agreed national poverty line, is used by all governments in Asia in one form or another, either to ‘protect’ the poor from adverse shocks or ‘promote’ their long-run move out of poverty. Such measures typically include reaching the poor with credit, food, employment, access to health and other social facilities and occasionally cash transfers. [ADBI Research Policy Brief No.9] URL: [http://www.adbi.org/files/2004.03.rpb09.poverty.targeting.asia.pdf

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