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Getting an earful : a review of beneficiary assessments of social funds

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  • Owen, Daniel
  • Van Domelen, Julie
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    Social investment funds account for a growing share of the World Bank's portfolio in the social protection and human development areas. Given the demand-driven nature of these social funds, systematic feedback from beneficiaries is an essential evaluation tool. This study reviews the experience to date with beneficiary assessments of social funds. The report is divided into two sections: 1) an evaluation of the use of beneficiary assessments as a monitoring and evaluation tool; and 2) observations on social fund operations based on information from the end-users. The report concludes with recommendations for improving the quality of beneficiary assessments as well as social fund performance across countries.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection and Labor Policy and Technical Notes with number 20112.

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    Date of creation: 01 Dec 1998
    Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:20112
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