Identifying the Poor Through Data Linkage and Inter-agency Coordination: A Health Practitioner’s Handbook and Toolbox


Learning the fundamental concepts of population targeting, as well as practical tools and guidance for improving population targeting functions.


Health leaders and practitioners can use this handbook to learn strategies and tools that will enable them to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their approach to identifying and targeting poor and vulnerable people.


This handbook aims to help health leaders understand where their health systems could improve their population targeting approach. It explains the fundamental concepts of population targeting, provides system diagnostics to understand your own level of progress against a range of dimensions, and links each area where progress may be needed to a specific tool in the Implementation Toolbox.

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