Lebanese households interested in joining the programme are required to contact the nearest SDC and ask to be registered. Applicants are expected to produce necessary documents and agree to be visited by a Social Inspector (SI). The SI then visits the household to gather information to assess its poverty level based on a PMT formula. The test includes questions to assess the applicant’s standard of living, such as their employment status, level of education, marital status, physical ability, housing condition, assets owned and their geographical location. If the score is under a determined threshold that corresponds to the lower poverty line, the household is registered as a beneficiary. The poorest NPTP beneficiaries are eligible for food vouchers
World Bank. 2017. Emergency National Poverty Targeting Project (P149242). Implementation Status & Results Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 26 July 2017.<http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/687291483982228556/pdf/ISR-Disclosable-P149242-01-09-2017-1483982216388.pdf>.
Kukrety, N., Oxfam and Issam Fares Institute of American University Beirut. 2016. Poverty, Inequality and Social Protection in Lebanon. Beirut: Institute of American University Beirut. Accessed 26 July 2017.<https://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/file_attachments/rr-poverty-inequality-social-protection-lebanon-200116-en_0.pdf>.