The targeting process for the CFPR/TUP programme brings together diverse strands of knowledge on poverty (indigenous, local, programmatic, and academic) in identifying and selecting beneficiaries. The targeting process is, therefore, multi-staged and involves a variety of actors and processes. The targeting process has four stages. Through each stage of the targeting process, diverse streams of knowledge have been combined to identify a smaller and more defined sample from which the ultra poor beneficiaries are selected. The four targeting stages are:
• Rapport building
• Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) meeting
• Survey and preliminary selection
• Final selection
The process documentation revealed the wealth and diversity of activities and interactions that generally constitute the various stages of the targeting process. We explored the trends and patterns in each of these stages separately, before commenting on the broader themes that have emerged from the process documentation.