New evidence on the effectiveness of targeting

Organisers: Development Pathways and Act Church of Sweden

Thursday 14 Mar



The purpose of this webinar was to outline the results of a new global review of the evidence on which types of social protection programmes are most effective in reaching those living in poverty. The findings from Development Pathways – released on 14th March 2019 – were produced with support from the Church of Sweden and are the result of an analysis of the effectiveness of over 30 programmes in over 20 countries. Stephen Kidd outlined and discussed the evidence from the research.

Commentators Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona and Andrew Fischer provided expert commentaries to respond to the findings and their implications, while Gunilla Palm introduced the session and invited questions from attendees.

Read more about the webinar discussions and access the slide presentation: 

You can access the paper ‘Hit and Miss: An assessment of targeting effectiveness in social protection’ here:

Presenter: Stephen Kidd – Development Pathways

Discussants: Magdalena Sepúlveda – UNRISD and Andrew Fischer – Institute of Social Studies, ISS

Moderator: Gunilla Palm – Church of Sweden