4.1 Minimum standards for targeting
- Targeting criteria are clearly defined, documented in programme proposals and widely shared with both recipient and non-recipient populations. Criteria do not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, or religious or ethnic background; nor do they undermine the dignity and security of individuals, or increase their vulnerability to sexual or other exploitation or abuse.
- In no case are recipients excluded from receiving goods or commodities because of inability to make a contribution to CARE for any purpose.
- Targeting mechanisms are agreed among the affected population (including representatives of vulnerable groups) and other appropriate actors, and stated in programme proposals. Targeting mechanisms do not undermine the dignity and security of individuals, or increase their vulnerability to sexual or other exploitation or abuse.
- The method of distributing goods to recipient populations is designed in consultation with local groups, partner organisations and the recipient groups as part of programme development. The method of distribution is responsive, transparent, equitable and appropriate to local conditions.