Thursday, February 11, 2021

Blog: Proposing a Framework to Document Exclusion in Direct Benefit Transfers

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In recent years, policymakers have attempted to solve the last-mile conundrum in welfare programmes through a variety of technological interventions. These have included leveraging a national biometric identification system, digitisation of beneficiary records, and institutionalisation of direct cash transfers, among others. While these efforts are taking place, it is important to take a step back and assess who is it that we are trying to improve delivery for? The desired outcomes of policy interventions in the last-mile should ideally be placing value in not only plugging leakages but also on... Read More