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

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.