Multidimensional Targeting and Evaluation: A General Framework with an Application to a Poverty Program in Bangladesh

Paper
Date Published: 
Mar 2013
Author: 
Robano, V., Smith, S.C.

A new way to examine heterogeneity of program impacts

In their recent paper, “Multidimensional Targeting and Evaluation: A General Framework with an Application to a Poverty Program in Bangladesh,” Stephen C. Smith and Virginia Robano introduce a ‘counterfactual targeting’ framework and apply it to BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra-poor Program in Bangladesh. The framework measures how treatment effects vary with changing eligibility criteria and offers a means to examine heterogeneity in program outcomes.

Type: 
Paper
Region: 
South Asia
Country: 
Bangladesh