India - A Ray of Hope in Times of Economic Crisis

A pioneering piece of legislation that recognises work as a fundamental right and guarantees 100 days of employment a year to people in rural areas is emerging as a ray of hope for India's poor, who have been left even more vulnerable by the aftershocks of the global economic crisis.

Projects and Initiatives
Support to Operationalization of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme

In partnership with the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, the project aims to address some of the challenges in implementing the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, the world’s largest employment guarantee scheme.

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