Targeting In Mexico, A Worrisome Effect Of Social Policies On The Immediate Links

Main Article Content

Abigail Martínez-Mendoza


The adoption is analyzed of targeting in the design of social policies in Mexico. Targeting brought about a new style in the design and implementation of public policies, and it was observed that it dispensed with the social framework as a dependent variable. Reference is made to two impact evaluations in two municipalities. The findings reveal that targeting possesses relevant effects on social relations with respect to whether or not the supports for social programs are received. The main conclusion is that targeting is perceived of as a perverse factor of governments, while it modifies social relations in communities in which social policies are implemented. 

Article Details