Tuesday, January 07, 2014


CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference on India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

The conference aims to bring together scholars working on assessing the impacts of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in India, to take stock of the impacts of the programme along a number of dimensions, including but not restricted to human well-being, environmental resources, labour markets and agriculture. The three day event will be held on 26-28 March, 2014, at IGIDR, Mumbai, India.

The organizers invite submissions that contain new research ideally addressing one of the following themes

  1. Theorizing Rural Employment Guarantee
  2. Targeting, Implementation, and Accountability including the impact of ICTs and social audits
  3. Impact on participants with respect to income, financial inclusion, labour supply and migration decisions, agricultural productivity and cultivation practices, education, nutrition, etc.
  4. Spillover effects on labour markets and wages, asset creation and their impacts, empowerment, inequality, and gender.

More information.

Deadline: January 20, 2014

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