Targeting resources for the poor in Bangladesh

Rafael Cortez, Farial Mahmud, Ghulam Rabban, Najmul Hossain, Naushad Faiz, Nazmul Huq, Sharmin Sultan, Tarana Tasnim

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


One of the Government of Bangladesh's health policy objectives is to develop strategic options that provide for greater and more equitable resource allocation to the poor. This study provides technical documentation on the status of past and current resource allocations by geographic locations and programs. In addition, it introduces a new approach and techniques for administering a more objective, transparent, and easily applicable targeting scheme to deliver subsidies to the poor. The study reviews a number of poverty alleviation programs in the public and nongovernmental organization sectors, examines the methods and techniques used for identifying and targeting the poor, and defines the strengths and weaknesses of those programs.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages124
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameBangladesh development series


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