PMAY-G: Transforming the rural housing program in India (Part I)
The Government of India has envisioned providing shelter to the homeless since the country gained independence. This blog talks about the evolution of various rural housing programs. It also highlights the improvements in housing provisions due to Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin, an initiative of the government to provide housing for the rural poor.
Use of electronic vouchers to distribute relief part 1
Digital technology is transforming the way we respond to emergencies. Donors and governments have been forced to turn to more innovative ways to distribute relief aid to reach the last mile as an alternative to physical distribution, especially after COVID-19. Our blog explores the use of electronic vouchers for the distribution of relief, with an emphasis on the benefits of using the e-voucher system over physical distribution of aid.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH)
The Government of Indonesia (GoI) expanded its social protection programs, including Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH)—its conditional cash transfer program, to support the most vulnerable sections of society during the pandemic. Our report explores the impact of COVID-19 on the beneficiaries and operational implementation of PKH during the pandemic.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CICO agents- Kenya report
This report highlights the findings of the second round of the dipstick research jointly funded by MSC and SCBF. It captures a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on CICO agents and their coping strategies. The report further provides recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to support their recovery.
This report discusses the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of low- and middle-income (LMI) people in Bangladesh toward COVID-19 and its impact on their lives. It also provides recommendations for policymakers to design suitable interventions that can help the LMI segment recover from the pandemic.
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.