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Thematic approach

The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme focuses on two key themes in our work to help socially excluded groups in India: non-discriminatory access to livelihood opportunities and the right to basic services. Sustainable livelihoods In the seven PACS-targeted...

Conducting an NREGS audit

Conducting an NREGS audit

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is a people’s act in several senses. It empowers ordinary people to play an active role in the implementation of employment guarantee schemes through gram sabhas, social audits, participatory planning and other...


Administrative innovation

2006 A few district administrations in the country have introduced innovative methods of implementing the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS). A summary of some initiatives is given below. Payment through coupons The district administration in Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh,...