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Battling corruption : has NREGA reached India's rural poor?

Author: Shylashri Shankar; Raghav Gaiha; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an attempt to respond to the needs of the country's poor, the Indian government launched a the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, which guaranteed 100 days of employment in umanual labour to every rural household each year. This book assesses the effectiveness of NREGA.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shylashri Shankar; Raghav Gaiha; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199082476 0199082472
OCLC Number: 862126705
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: LIST OF TABLES; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION: CHALLENGES IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CORRUPTION; PART I: AN OVERVIEW OF NREGA; 1. NREGA'S CHARACTERISTICS AND THE METHODOLOGY OF THE STUDY; 2. HAS NREGA BEEN SUCCESSFUL?; PART II: FORMAL MECHANISMS TO ENHANCE THE EMPOWERMENT FRAME; 3. INSTALL VULNERABLE GROUPS IN POSITIONS OF POWER; 4. ENABLING TRANSFERS TO THE POOR; 5. MAKING SOCIAL AUDITS ACCOUNTABLE; PART III: INFORMAL MECHANISMS TO ENHANCE THE EMPOWERMENT FRAME; 6. INFORM THE POOR; 7. NETWORKS, VULNERABILITY, AND AGENCY; 8. DOES POLITICAL COMPETITION ENHANCE EMPOWERMENT?; CONCLUSION: IS THE BATTLE AGAINST CORRUPTION WINNABLE?; APPENDICES; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Responsibility: Shylashri Shankar and Raghav Gaiha.

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In an attempt to respond to the needs of the country's poor, the Indian government launched a the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, which guaranteed 100 days of employment in umanual labour to every rural household each year. This book assesses the effectiveness of NREGA.

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