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Simulating the impact of geographic targeting on poverty alleviation in Morocco : what are the gains from disaggregation? / Mohammed Douidich; Abdeljouad Ezzrari; Peter Lanjouw
ParticipantsDouidich, Mohammed Search Wikipedia for Mohammed Douidich ; Ezzrari, Abdeljouad Search Wikipedia for Abdeljouad Ezzrari ; Lanjouw, Peter In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen Search Wikipedia for Peter Lanjouw
PublishedWashington, DC : World Bank, Development Research Group, Poverty Team, Sept. 2008 ; Halle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, Sept. 2008
HostHalle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
DescriptionOnline-Ressource (Text, 36 S., 179 kB)
SeriesPolicy research working paper ; 4724
Document typeE-Book
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URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-42509 Persistent Identifier (URN)
Simulating the impact of geographic targeting on poverty alleviation in Morocco [0.17 mb]

"The authors employ the recently completed "poverty map" for Morocco, referring to the year 2004, as a tool for an ex-ante evaluation of the distributional incidence of geographic targeting of public resources. They simulate the impact on poverty of transferring an exogenously given budget to geographically defined sub-groups of the population according to their relative poverty status. In both rural and urban areas, the findings reveal large gains from targeting smaller administrative units, such as communes or districts. However, these gains are still far from the poverty reduction that would be possible had the planners had access to information on household level income or consumption. The results indicate that a useful way forward might be to combine fine geographic targeting using a poverty map with within-community targeting mechanisms. "--World Bank web site