Charity Troyer Moore is director for South Asia Economics Research at Yale University’s MacMillan Centre
India should not allow one emergency — the pandemic — to turn into another. Food security problems are not abating and there are clear steps that should be taken before it is too late.
Cash is easy to carry and widely accepted. But, our analysis of nationally representative survey data, described below, suggests that these transfers will exclude many of India’s poorest and, for others, come too late.
Pulling women into the economy isn’t a function of budget alone, but also policy design, political will.
Automating systems for disclosure may be the best option to strengthen transparency.