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Labour market effects of workfare programmes: Evidence from MNREGA

India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MNREGA), the world’s largest workfare programme, provided employment to 51 million households in 2016. Assessing the impact of MNREGA on...

Political Change and Crime Reduction in Bihar

The aim of this project is to understand the mechanisms through which the political changes in 2005 contributed to the dramatic subsequent reduction in violent crimes.This study finds out the role the...

Impact of MNREGA on labour markets

There is an active, ongoing debate on whether MNREGA should be retained in its current form. This column reports on research which suggests that MNREGA increased rural and urban wages and reduced sea...