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Information, Access and Targeting: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in India

Gaiha, Raghav; Shankar, Shylashri; Jha, Raghbendra

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In this paper, the relationship is assessed between possessing information on, gaining access to and the efficacy of delivery of India's national rural employment guarantee scheme (NREGA) in three states. The results suggest that the link between information, access and the delivery of the scheme is not straightforward. Information can increase the propensity for the programme to be accessed by those who are not its primary target population, and can enhance efficacy of delivery to such...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGaiha, Raghav
dc.contributor.authorShankar, Shylashri
dc.contributor.authorJha, Raghbendra
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:31:09Z
dc.identifier.issn1360-0818
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/68493
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, the relationship is assessed between possessing information on, gaining access to and the efficacy of delivery of India's national rural employment guarantee scheme (NREGA) in three states. The results suggest that the link between information, access and the delivery of the scheme is not straightforward. Information can increase the propensity for the programme to be accessed by those who are not its primary target population, and can enhance efficacy of delivery to such beneficiaries. Lack of information, on the other hand, decreases the ability of citizens, particularly the acutely poor, to benefit from the scheme.
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceOxford Development Studies
dc.subjectKeywords: employment; low income population; rural economy; rural population; India
dc.titleInformation, Access and Targeting: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in India
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume39
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor140202 - Economic Development and Growth
local.identifier.ariespublicationf2965xPUB1734
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGaiha, Raghav, University of Delhi
local.contributor.affiliationShankar, Shylashri, University of Delhi
local.contributor.affiliationJha, Raghbendra, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage69
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage95
local.identifier.doi10.1080/13600818.2010.551005
local.identifier.absseo970114 - Expanding Knowledge in Economics
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T08:16:36Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-79952674995
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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