Social protection: Universal & poverty targeting approaches are not in contradiction

Rapid expansion of social protection around the world provokes a renewed debate around targeting versus universalism. The recent blog by Stephen Kidd, is calling into question poverty targeting, or determining eligibility to a benefit based on means test. Today’s debate is not about the principle of poverty targeting itself – even critiques of it admit it can work well in advanced countries – it is about its use in poor developing countries.

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