How do norms around control impact women’s access to DBT?
MSC studied how norms around decision-making impact women’s access to DBT funds. We learned that while most women had agency over their funds, a significant minority give away money to spouses or family members.
Social assistance and information in the initial phase of the pandemic: Lessons from a household survey in India
India’s early response to the COVID-19 pandemic included several measures, including a nationwide lockdown, an information campaign, and the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY)—a major social protection package. This paper explores the implementation of PMGKY based on a household survey conducted 4-6 weeks after its launch. The study also highlights the critical need to increase the spread of smartphones across the population.