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Samarthan’s Campaign to Improve Access to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in India
IBP Case Studies (2011)
  • Ramesh Awasthi
  • International Budget Partnership
Abstract

In India the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), which guarantees a minimum of 100 days of unskilled work per year to every poor rural family that needs employment, has been ridden with bureaucratic glitches and widespread corruption. This case study examines a civil society campaign to address problems in the NREGA’s administration and mobilize people to demand work under the scheme.

The full version, short summary, and one page summary of this case study are available in English. Summaries are also available in Spanish, French, Arabic, and Chinese.

LINK: http://internationalbudget.org/publications/samarthan%E2%80%99s-campaign-to-improve-access-to-the-national-rural-employment-guarantee-scheme-in-india/

Keywords
  • Civil Society Organizations,
  • Civil Society,
  • Accountability and Governance Issues,
  • Accountability,
  • Governance,
  • Transparency,
  • Accountability,
  • Participatory Democracy,
  • Finance,
  • Transparency,
  • Samarthan,
  • Impact assessment of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme,
  • National Rural Employment Guarantee Act,
  • India,
  • Case Studies,
  • International Budget Partnership
Publication Date
August, 2011
Citation Information
Ramesh Awasthi and International Budget Partnership. "Samarthan’s Campaign to Improve Access to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in India" IBP Case Studies (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/internationalbudgetpartnership/15/