Policy shifts to bolster India’s frontline healthcare workers
The COVID-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on India’s frontline healthcare workers and highlighted the need to provide them with infrastructural support and resources to ultimately strengthen the country’s healthcare system. Accredited Social Health Activists or “ASHAs” are one such critical link in India’s efforts to ensure last-mile delivery of healthcare services. ASHAs are informal […]
Public Distribution System (PDS) – From food security to nutrition security
The Public Distribution System provides food security to more than 60% of the Indian population. However, nutrition security is still a challenge as a large segment of the population remains undernourished. Is it the right time for PDS to focus on nutrition security? What are the changes needed to ensure nutrition security through PDS? Watch our short video to find out.
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
Reforms to the Indian Public Distribution System (PDS): Current context and the way forward
The Government of India digitized the public distribution system (PDS) and introduced multiple reforms to make the system more efficient, targeted, and transparent. Going forward, how can the government improve accessibility and convenience for the beneficiaries? Can digitization help? Watch our short video to explore the journey of PDS and its role in ensuring food security in the country
This report maps the uptake and usage of DFS in Kenya and highlights lessons from the country’s experience around the expansion of agent networks. It further provides recommendations for financial service providers, regulators, and policymakers to boost rural CICO networks.