Targeting households is a key step in the delivery of social protection benefits, allowing cash transfer providers (whether Government, donor or humanitarian stakeholders) to accurately identify vulnerable households in need of assistance in different contexts (including post disaster, urban, rural) to efficiently prioritize the distribution of assistance. 
The objective of this project is to build the evidence base on targeting options to identify and assist vulnerable households, including through the Haitian Deprivation and Vulnerability Index, with an emphasis on rural post-disaster contexts and urban settings not included in the social registry.

Main Activities

  • Assess the targeting accuracy of the Haitian Deprivation and Vulnerability Index.
  • Target and prioritize rural cash transfer beneficiaries in disaster response contexts in the department of Grande Anse. 
  • Compile relevant sources of information to develop a vulnerability indicator for urban areas in the Metropolitan Port-au-Prince.


This project is in its inception.

Partnerships and Coordination 

This project is implemented by the World Bank Latin America and Caribbean Social Protection and Jobs, DRM and Urban team, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs. Specialized consultants will be hired to carry out the activities. 

This analytical work will be fully coordinated with the Government (MEF, MAST, MICT), but also donors (EU, ECHO, IDB, USAID, SDC), UN agencies (WFP, UNDP), as well as NGOs (CRS, ACTED).