How effective was India’s Direct Benefit Transfer system during the COVID-19 pandemic?
This video provides strategic insights about the existing cash transfer programs and the payment infrastructure used for the timely delivery of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana during pandemic in India.
Efficacy of MGNREGA in mitigating the loss in income and unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
This paper evaluates the efficacy of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in reversing the surge of unemployment in the country during COVID-19 and presents key takeaways from India’s experience in handling the livelihood crisis.
How effective was the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in mitigating income and job distress during the pandemic?
This video provides strategic insights about the Indian government’s gender-focused relief measures during the COVID-19 pandemic and issues faced by women beneficiaries in using formal financial services.
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.