Reaching the Poor and Vulnerable: Targeting Strategies for Social Funds and other Community-Driven Programs

Social fund/CDD programs have gained increasing attention for their capacity to support poor communities, especially in the context of scaling up efforts to end extreme poverty. The main objective of this toolkit is to enhance program design to better serve the poor. The toolkit approach is designed to provide technical staff in the Bank and client Governments with the concepts, empirical evidence, noteworthy case studies of different approaches and the operational elements necessary to develop more comprehensive poverty and vulnerability targeting mechanisms.