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India Health Stream

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Mar

COVID-19 Health Stream

27
Mar

NREGA distress

8
Jan

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1
Oct

Aadhaar and data privacy: biometric identification and anxieties of recognition in India

This paper seeks to demonstrate how privacy interests of the welfare beneficiaries emerge from the biometric authentication of their identities. The privacy interests of mandatorily enrolled beneficiaries emerge during a failed or falsified instance of biometric authentication that compromise the integrity of a beneficiary’s recognition for welfare purpose.

1
Sep

Choice based reforms in delivering food security: Analysis of an intervention from the Indian Public Distribution System (PDS)

This paper, using large-scale program data from one Indian state, seeks to analyze the uptake of portability among beneficiaries of the Public Distribution System and identify its underlying drivers.

2
Apr

A Friend Indeed: Does The Use of Digital Identity Make Welfare Programs Truly Counter Cyclical ?

MGNREGA provides guaranteed rural employment for a set number of days to beneficiary families. Does the introduction of Aadhar increase the demand for work, despite economic upturns

1
Apr

Fintech For The Poor: Do Technological Failures Deter Financial Inclusion ?

We examine the impact of transaction failures on the working of a biometric enabled payment system introduced in India to facilitate banking by the poor.

1
Feb

Policy and Practice of Aadhaar Management in Indian Public Sector

This study seeks to understand the issues that emerge when new-age digital systems, built from scratch interact with legacy systems in e-governance contexts. Aadhaar is the quintessential example of this

1
Jan

MGNREGA and Aadhaar: Analysis of payment durations and rejections in Jharkhand

MGNREGA, India’s flagship rural workfare program, is one of the preeminent public entitlements to be linked to Aadhaar.it is intended to provide timely relief in the form of livelihood to rural poor