Revolution in a transition: How an intervention under India’s National Education Mission (Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan) is resolving long-standing challenges in education
The briefing note is based on a study with the Department of Basic Education in Uttar Pradesh, India. It examines the transition to direct benefit transfer (DBT) mode in the distribution of school supplies to primary and upper primary school students statewide. It highlights how the DBT mode relieves teachers of cumbersome non-teaching tasks involved in distribution, allowing them to focus more on their core academic duties.
Grievance redress mechanisms in welfare programs: A milestone yet to be achieved
This blog identifies the challenges in grievance resolution for Direct Benefit Transfer programs in India. It suggests ways to reform the existing Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) to ensure maximum inclusion of eligible beneficiaries in these programs.
Experimenting with cash transfers in food subsidies – Lessons from the pilot in Nagri
This case study discusses a unique experiment of distributing food subsidy in the Nagri block of Ranchi district. The document discusses the learnings and insights from the pilot that governments can use to inform future experimentation in food subsidy delivery.
Financial inclusion in India received a huge boost, thanks to the PMJDY program, Aadhaar, and the expansion of mobile connectivity throughout the country; but the real catalyst is the country’s digital benefits transfer program.
MSC has a reputation for fair and independent work and brings a unique and fresh perspective in the form of field insights. We started our pilots on DBT in PDS in Chandigarh, Dadra-Nagar Haveli and Puducherry on the basis of MSC’s findings.
DBT in education: A study of delivery of in-kind benefits to secondary school Students in Uttar Pradesh
The objectives of the study were to understand the processes for the distribution of benefits; understand the allied systems that the processes make use of; identify gaps in the processes and suggest opportunities for improvement.