Akshay is a Senior Project Officer with HCL Foundation. He has a Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. Before joining HCL Foundation, Akshay worked as a Consultant with Pubic Sector & Governance division of Pricewaterhouse Coopers Pvt. Ltd. His research interests are in the areas of development economics and public policy related to issues of health, livelihood and alternate energy.
How participatory is work planning under MNREGA?
26 Aug 2016
In 2014, the Ministry of Rural Development introduced the ‘Intensive Participatory Planning Exercise’ (IPPE) framework in 2,500 most backward blocks of the country, with the objective of making the work planning process under MNREGA more participatory. In this note, Akshay Ahuja, senior project officer at HCL Foundation, shares his experience of supporting the local administration of Hardoi district in Uttar Pradesh in implementing IPPE on the ground.
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