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JAIPUR: Tuberculosis patients will be linked to government’s direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme during two-month-long ‘Mera Gaon Swasthya Gaon’ launched in the state from Tuesday.

The paper critically reviews the arguments for and against both employment guarantees and income guarantees when viewed as rights-based policy instruments for poverty reduction in a developing economy, with special reference to India.

This paper published by Center For Global Development, critically reviews the arguments for and against both employment guarantees and income guarante

The dramatic global food price upsurges of 2007/2008 and the resurgence of 2010/2011 have kept the welfare effects of food price shocks at the epicentre of policy discussions worldwide. Studies have found heterogeneous impacts, but empirically little is known in Nigeria. The key objectives of this study are to examine the welfare, i.e.

The world has made significant progress in reducing hunger over the past decade. But hunger remains a major challenge. This policy brief identifies the most effective and efficient ways to invest in improving food security.

Most of the people in low and middle-income countries covered by social protection receive assistance in the form of in-kind food.

The paper presents a case for a phased rolling out of direct benefits transfer (DBT) for Food in India.

Government of India (GoI) began to roll-out Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) in lieu of food rations provided through the Public Distribution System (PDS) in three Union Territories (UTs), i.e. Chandigarh (CDG), Puducherry (PDY), and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH), in September 2015.

As many as 65 per cent of beneficiaries across the three union territories like Chandigarh, Dadra Nagar Haveli and Puducherry now prefer direct benefit transfer (DBT) over public distribution system (PDS), according to a new report.

Since 2000, Zimbabwe has been under some pressure to provide more fully for its children. It is not clear whether child poverty has worsened, although AIDS, drought, and economic mismanagement have all compromised poverty reduction.

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