Governance

Assessment of MGNREGA Divas

  • Blog Post Date 16 August, 2013
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Farzana Afridi

Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre

fafridi@isid.ac.in

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Vegard Iversen

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

vegard@iima.ac.in

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M.R. Sharan

Harvard Kennedy School

sharanidli@gmail.com

The project was carried out at the request of Rural Development Department (RDD) in Bihar to better understand whether MNREGA Divas (MD) visits are happening as frequently as prescribed and aslo assessing the quality of these visits. The findings of the project recommends that RDD reduce the expected frequency of MD visits per district while focusing on increasing compliance and quality. Sending state-level or third-party teams to back-check randomly chosen MD reports should also be considered.

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