Enhancing women’s economic empowerment through digital cash transfers: Analysis of the Digitize/Direct/Design criteria applied to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Bihar, India

This report shares the results from a recent landscaping exercise that identifies the constraints to effectively serving Bihari women through National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), India’s largest safety net program for rural households. The report is structured in line with the Gates Foundation’s Digitize, Direct and Design (D3) criteria and focuses on identifying both constraints to women’s empowerment through NREGS, as well as the extent to which reform opportunities are possible. One key aim of this report is to pinpoint high-potential-return areas for reform.

  • Date: 15/01/2019
  • Sector: Any
  • Topics: Digital technology, Gender equality, Inclusive finance, Sustainable enterprises, Workers' rights
  • Regions: Asia and the Pacific
  • Resource type: Publications
  • Institutions: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation