Let's Stop Trying to Quantify Household Vulnerability: The Problem with Simple Scales for Targeting and Evaluating Economic Strengthening Programs

  • Date Posted: September 20, 2019
  • Authors: CGillum
  • Document Types: Other
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

Economic strengthening practitioners are increasingly seeking data collection tools that will help them target households vulnerable to HIV and poor child well-being outcomes, match households to appropriate interventions, monitor their status, and determine readiness for graduation from project support. This article discusses efforts in 3 countries to develop simple, valid tools to quantify and classify economic vulnerability status.