Inclusive Growth Dividend: An Income Transfer Approach to Social Protection
Moderator/Chair:

Shagun Sabarwal, Director of Policy, Training, and Communications, J-PAL South Asia

Speakers:

Karthik Muralidharan, Tata Chancellor's Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego, and Co-Chair, J-PAL Education Sector

Ashok Meena, Principal Secretary (Finance), Government of Odisha

In this session, Karthik Muralidharan will speak about the role of income transfers in India’s Anti-Poverty strategy. The session will focus on questions related to the design, coverage, and scope of unconditional cash transfers in addressing poverty and development. The presentation will draw on his work with several state governments in India on evaluations of cash transfer programs, including work funded by the CaTCH initiative in collaboration with the Jharkhand Nutrition Mission.
He will be joined by Mr. Ashok Meena, Principal Secretary Finance, who will comment on the social protection measures that the government in the state has taken in response to the pandemic, and the feasibility of implementing an income transfer approach.

Aug 6, 2020 07:00 PM in India

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