In the context of social protection, beneficiaries are the individuals or households targeted by a programme to benefit from a transfer. See also: Recipients

Benefits delivery mechanisms

“Methods through which the benefits are transferred to the targeted groups. They can be classified as “‘pull’ mechanisms, where participants queue for their transfers at designated pay-points on regular pay-days” or as “‘push’ mechanisms, where payments are made directly into post office, bank accounts or through local cooperatives that participants can access at their convenience.” Devereux, S. et al (2013). ‘Evaluating Outside the Box: An Alternative Framework for Analysing Social Protection...