India Conference on Unconditional Cash transfers

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The public debate on cash transfers in India has been polarized without sufficient empirical evidence from the ground. In order to provide credible evidence and to bring in the experiences of beneficiaries themselves, SEWA entered into a partnership with UNICEF to pilot an unconditional cash transfer, or basic income grant experiment in rural areas of Madhya Pradesh. The resultant initiative is an innovative pilot testing of a policy instrument that has the potential to overcome current design and implementation weaknesses of India’s vast social protection programmes and effectively address vulnerabilities faced by low-income Indians.

Conference on Unconditional Cash transfers: Findings from two pilot studies Organized by: SEWA and UNICEF Date: May 30th – 31st 2013 Venue: India International Center Multipurpose Hall, New Delhi

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