This thesis evaluates political capture and the targeting performance of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) under its two different targeting phases.
BISP is a unique targeted social safety net program introduced in 2008-09 during an economic and financial crisis in Pakistan.

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Keywords Anti-poverty programs, Cash Transfer Programs, Social Safety Net, Targeting Methods, Cummunity Based Targeting, Poverty Scorecard Targeting, Political Capture, Targeting Perfomance, Pakistan, Poverty
Promotor A.S. Bedi (Arjun Singh) , R.A. Sparrow (Robert)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor The research was funded by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.
ISBN 978-90-6490-106-5
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Series ISS PhD Theses
Saleem, M. (2019, October 2). Evaluating Political Capture and Targeting Performance of The Benazir Income Support Program in Pakistan. ISS PhD Theses. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from