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Selecting a targeting method to identify BPL households in India

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OPHI working paper no. 53
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This paper proposes how to select a methodology to target multidimensionally poor households, and how to update that targeting exercise periodically. We present this methodology in the context of discussions regarding the selection of a targeting methodology in India. In 1992, 1997, and 2002 the Indian government identified households that are Below the Poverty Line (BPL) and in updating the 2002 methodology, alternative methods have been proposed and vigorously debated. A fourth BPL metho...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department:
SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department:
SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
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Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Publication date:
2012
ISSN:
2040-8188
URN:
uuid:399b10a7-a999-4579-8beb-27af08daee6d
Local pid:
ora:9465
ISBN:
978-1-907194-39-9

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