Anindita Adhikari is a Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. Before this she has worked with the Government of Bihar and the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. She has extensive field experience in the research and implementation of India’s social protection programmes and is also associated with the people’s movement on the right to work. She received her Masters in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.
Slow and steady: Lessons from MNREGA
10 Nov 2014
As the new government in India is considering changes to MNREGA, it is timely to reflect on its implementation trajectory so far. In this note, Adhikari and Sabhikhi discuss five aspects of programme delivery under MNREGA pertaining to management information systems, financial inclusion, fund management, state capacity and participatory planning. In their view, the programme has made massive strides in strengthening public service delivery.
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