MSC conducted an assessment with the Department of Basic Education in Uttar Pradesh, India, on the transition of the mode of delivering school supplies to primary and upper primary school students from in-kind to direct benefit transfer (DBT). The study intended to examine the effects of this transition on teachers, who expressed concerns about the excessive burden associated with facilitating the distribution of supplies in the previous in-kind mode. This briefing highlights the challenges teachers face and emphasizes how the DBT mode will prove transformational, enabling teachers and students to prioritize their respective academic goals.

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