"The population that the future scheme plans to cover, including all potential members and their dependents. The target population may be defined on a geographic basis: the inhabitants of certain neighbourhoods or villages, the catchment area of certain health facilities, etc. Alternatively, it may be defined on a socio-economic or socio-occupational basis: the members of a trade union, trade union federation or agricultural cooperative; the customers of a microfinance institution; the employees of an enterprise, etc".
Source: International Labour Organization. N.d. "Glossary". ILO. <https://www.social-protection.org/gimi/ShowGlossary.action?lettre=t&glosLang=EN>. Accessed 14 May 2020.