How India can transform its fertilizer subsidy program
India, with its millions of farmers who provide food security for the country’s vast population, is primed to reform its fertilizer subsidy program. This blog lists the challenges of subsidizing fertilizer use in India and provides solutions to connect subsidies directly to farmers.
Demand analysis on remittances in West African Francophone countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal
Countries in West Africa, with their large inflow of remittances, offer opportunities to create cash-to-account services linked to demand-driven value-added services. This report highlights barriers and opportunities in the use of remittances in formal financial services.
An introduction to disaster risk financing – Part I – Understanding disaster risk financing at the macro level
This blog explores existing disaster risk insurance and the financing of climate disaster risk frameworks in place for low and medium-income segments. It highlights the need for such insurance and is targeted at practitioners, non-specialists like teachers and students, and the interested audience.
Paper: Optimizing awareness, communication, and outreach for government payments in times of crisis
This paper outlines the essential components of communication and outreach programs for both the supply and demand side. It quotes examples from PMKGY, the relief package launched by the Government of India amid the COVID-19 outbreak, to highlight the challenges around communication that recipients and frontline workers faced.
Awareness, Communication, and Outreach for Social Protection Schemes during COVID-19: Detailed pitchbook and case studies
This pitch book presents a detailed analysis of key communication components for the effective implementation of social protection programs. It suggests improvements in communications using Well Made Strategy’s six-step framework and highlights case studies on best practices and the challenges faced by program recipients, implementers, and governments across the globe.
Reforms in fertilizer subsidy in India: The way forward
This publication discusses the initiatives of the Government of India to increase transparency in the fertilizer distribution system. It also highlights some challenges that persist in the implementation of direct cash transfers in fertilizer and a three-step approach to resolve these challenges.