Working Paper

Targeting Health Programs to Reach the Poor

Show simple item record

collection.link.213
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/11866
collection.name.213
Other papers
dc.contributor.author
Gwatkin, Davidson R
dc.date.accessioned
2018-04-02T17:10:24Z
dc.date.available
2018-04-02T17:10:24Z
dc.date.issued
2000-02
dc.date.lastModified
2021-04-23T14:04:53Z
dc.description.abstract
In principle, the efficiency of poverty-oriented social programs can be increased dramatically through “targeting” an infelicitous term applied to efforts to focus development programs more directly on the poor. By one widely-cited estimate, a set of “perfectly targeted” programs -- that is, programs whose benefits reach all the poor and only the poor -- could eliminate poverty at less than 10% the cost of development programs that do not discriminate between poor and rich. No knowledgeable advocate of targeting, no matter how enthusiastic, would claim that the maximum attainable gain from targeting comes anywhere close to the theoretical maximum referred to above. But a measure does not have to be ideal in order to be worthwhile, and this raises the possibility that targeting might still have much to offer. The purpose of what follows is to explore this possibility.
en
dc.identifier
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/152331520426041781/Targeting-health-programs-to-reach-the-poor
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/29585
dc.language
English
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
TARGETING
dc.subject
HEALTH SERVICES
dc.subject
POVERTY ALLEVIATION
dc.subject
HEALTH CARE
dc.subject
PROJECT DESIGN
dc.subject
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
dc.subject
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
dc.subject
SERVICE DELIVERY
dc.subject
LIVING STANDARDS MEASUREMENT
dc.subject
IMMUNIZATION
dc.subject
DISEASE CONTROL
dc.title
Targeting Health Programs to Reach the Poor
en
dc.type
Working Paper
en
okr.date.disclosure
2018-03-07
okr.doctype
Publications & Research
okr.doctype
Publications & Research :: Working Paper
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/152331520426041781/Targeting-health-programs-to-reach-the-poor
okr.googlescholar.linkpresent
yes
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
090224b08574998e_1_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
29698762
okr.identifier.report
123978
okr.imported
true
en
okr.language.supported
en
okr.pdfurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/152331520426041781/pdf/WP-Targeting-Health-PUBLIC.pdf
en
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Project Design and Implementation
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Service Management and Delivery
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Systems Development & Reform
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Poverty and Health
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Services & Transfers to Poor
okr.unit
Poverty - GP (GPVDR)

Show simple item record



This item appears in the following Collection(s)