Soumya Kapoor Mehta is a development economist with extensive experience of working in the World Bank and as a consultant to the Bank, UN agencies and INGOs. She is the author of several publications including the World Bank's global study on Moving out of Poverty and the recently released Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India.
Beyond leaky pipes: Fixing enrolment systems of welfare schemes
09 Dec 2015
Policy initiatives of JAM (Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar, Mobile numbers) trinity and direct benefit transfer focus on unclogging the supply of benefits under welfare schemes by reducing payment leakages. This column shows that bottlenecks to the entry of deserving beneficiaries into such schemes and misallocation of resources to the ineligible are even more significant, and deserve similarly high-profiled attention.
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