Conditional Cash Transfers for Girls in India: Assessment of a Girl Child Promotion Scheme from Beneficiary Perspective

The present study attempts to assess and evaluate the Dhanlakshmi scheme of Government of India being implemented on a pilot basis in seven states since 2008. The objectives of the study are:

A. To examine the design and execution of CCT schemes by taking Dhanlakshmi scheme as a case study and to identify the bottlenecks in the programme implementation.

B. To explore the perceptions and attitudes of parents towards investing on girl children.

C. To suggest ways in which the CCT schemes can be better designed, targeted and coordinated to enhance the value and wellbeing of girl children.