This video summarizes our series of publications on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), an initiative of the Government of India to secure livelihoods in rural areas. It offers a quick yet comprehensive picture of MGNREGA and examines the sudden surge in demand for work under the program due to COVID-19. The video also highlights accomplishments of the program, challenges in the present system, and lessons from India’s experience with MGNREGA for other countries.
For more details, please check out the following publications:
How did COVID-19 affect the incomes of migrants and low-wage workers in India?