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Optimal Targeting Under Budget Constraints in a Humanitarian Context

dc.contributor.authorVerme, Paolo
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-05T18:21:05Z
dc.date.available2018-02-05T18:21:05Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-05
dc.description.abstractThe paper uses Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves and related indexes to determine the optimal targeting strategy of a food voucher program for refugees. Estimations focus on the 2014 food voucher administered by the World Food Program to Syrian refugees in Jordan using data collected by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The paper shows how to use ROC curves to optimize targeting using coverage rates, budgets, or poverty lines as guiding principles to increase the overall efficiency of a program. As humanitarian organizations operate under increasing budget constraints and increasing demands for efficiency, the proposed approach addresses both concerns.en
dc.identifier.citationWorld Development
dc.identifier.issn0305-750X
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/29314
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
dc.subjectTARGETING
dc.subjectFOOD VOUCHERS
dc.subjectREFUGEES
dc.subjectRECEIVER OPERATING CHARACTERISTIC CURVE
dc.subjectPOVERTY LINE
dc.subjectCASH TRANSFERS
dc.titleOptimal Targeting Under Budget Constraints in a Humanitarian Contexten
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.typeArticle de journalfr
dc.typeArtículo de revistaes
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okr.associatedcontenthttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X17304059 Journal website (version of record)en
okr.associatedcontenthttps://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/28368 Working paper version (pre-print)en
okr.crossref.titleOptimal Targeting Under Budget Constraints in a Humanitarian Context
okr.date.disclosure2018-02-05
okr.doctypePublications & Research::Journal Article
okr.doctypePublications & Research
okr.externalcontentExternal Content
okr.identifier.doi10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.12.012
okr.identifier.doi10.1596/29314
okr.identifier.report125237
okr.language.supporteden
okr.peerreviewAcademic Peer Review
okr.region.administrativeAfrica
okr.region.administrativeMiddle East and North Africa
okr.region.geographicalMiddle East
okr.region.geographicalSub-Saharan Africa
okr.topicAgriculture::Food Security
okr.topicGovernance::International Governmental Organizations
okr.topicMacroeconomics and Economic Growth::Development Economics & Aid Effectiveness
okr.topicPoverty Reduction::Migration and Development
okr.topicPoverty Reduction::Services & Transfers to Poor
okr.unitFragility, Conflict and Violence CCSA (GTFDR)
okr.volume(Forthcoming 2018)
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