Shiree’s concentration on poverty alleviation for the extreme poor represents a new focus for many NGOs in Bangladesh. The extreme poor are unlikely to have been previously engaged in NGO interventions, and most NGOs have little experience targeting or working with these groups.
Shiree’s experience has found that new partners have often struggled at effective targeting in the initial stages. As they have developed good targeting procedures, however, and with increased understanding of extreme poverty, they have improved their targeting efficiency.
Targeting effectiveness improved very quickly with improved guidance and experience.
There are many different ways to select extreme poor households, and shiree’s partner NGOs have undertaken slightly different approaches.
This Guidance Note therefore simply outlines the major steps in shiree’s selection process, and outlines a recommended 6-step process to targeting the extreme poor.
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