Vedika Tibrewala


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A primer on impact bonds

Outcomes-based financing instruments like impact bonds can help India bridge some of the gaps in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) financing.

Efficacy of MGNREGA in mitigating the loss in income and unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

This paper evaluates the efficacy of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in reversing the surge of unemployment in the country during COVID-19 and presents key takeaways from India’s experience in handling the livelihood crisis.

Way Forward for Delivery of Food Subsidy in India: Lessons from Unconditional Cash Transfers

This publication discusses key findings from the assessment of unconditional cash transfers in the three union territories of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Puducherry and offers recommendations for the food subsidy program in India.

How did COVID-19 affect the incomes of migrants and low-wage workers in India?

The case study is about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns on migrants and the low-income group in India. It captures stories of migrants who were stranded away from their homes without any livelihood. The case study also highlights the adverse effects of the pandemic on the income and jobs of daily wage workers.

Did MGNREGA mitigate the loss in income and unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic?

The case study discusses the sudden surge in demand for work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) due to COVID-19 and the challenges in the current system. It also provides details of lessons for other countries from India’s experience with MGNREGA.

Impact of COVID-19 on routine healthcare services and ASHAs

The report studies the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on key elements of India’s health system framework—community demand, provision of health services, and community health workers. It also provides recommendations to better prepare the healthcare system of India to tackle shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mid-day Meal Scheme : Moving from food to nutrition security

The Government of India is already doing notable work through the Mid Day Meal program. However, it can evolve further if state governments are encouraged to pilot new interventions to improve nutrition output and monitor the program. From providing students with breakfast in Kerala and Gujarat, to encouraging mothers of students to take a more active role in checking quality, learn how several impressive endeavors continues to evolve the Mid Day Meal program.

Mid-day Meal Scheme : How India feeds 115 million children every school day

Over the years, India’s Mid Day Meal program has capitalized on improvements in the digital infrastructure in the country to incorporate systems that enable real-time monitoring and quality checks. Learn more about this flagship initiative