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Diego Maiorano
University of Nottingham
Diego Maiorano is a research fellow at the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham. He is the author of 'Autumn of the Matriarch – Indira Gandhi’s Final Term in Office', Hurst&Co./Oxford University Press, 2014. Follow him on Twitter: @diegomme.

Articles By Diego Maiorano
Is the MNREGA fund crunch making the programme clientelistic?
Posted On: 02 Sep 2015

Topics:   Jobs

Fund allocation for MNREGA has seen a steady decline in real terms over the last few years. Analysing official MNREGA data along with survey data from Rajasthan, this column shows that in the face of limited financial resources, local implementers are more likely to allocate MNREGA jobs based on discretion and political motives.
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To decentralise or not to decentralise? The dilemma of MNREGA in Andhra Pradesh
Posted On: 14 Oct 2014

Topics:   Political Economy

Employment generated under MNREGA has been on the decline in recent years across India. This column analyses whether political dynamics influence the implementation of MNREGA by contrasting the implementation models of two of the top performing states – Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan. It concludes that a combination of the top-down, supply-driven approach of AP and the demand-driven Rajasthan model is required.
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