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National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)

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  • a young man walks along an irrigation channel

    Jobs, nature and the Green New Deal: lessons from the global South

    A new article in the 'Journal of Philosophical Transactions B' explores how experiences from large-scale social protection programmes in the global South could help us link two important elements of ideas for a Green New Deal, creating local jobs for a just transition while increasing ecosystem stewardship

    30 January 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Villagers in India dig out a silted-up water tank as part of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (Photo: McKay Savage, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    2019 – the way forward is a Green Decent Work Guarantee

    How can the world achieve a step change in the fight against climate change during 2019? IIED director Andrew Norton looks at the issues and suggests that a radical approach may hold the solution

    30 December 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Schemes such as this provision of a solar panel, provided by Grameen Shaktri, to rural Bangladesh homes are tackling the drivers of poverty and inequality while also greening the economy (Photo: Marufish)

    Ten ways to secure social justice in the green economy

    IIED and CAFOD have published guidelines that policymakers can follow to improve the social outcomes of green economy strategies

    25 April 2014 | News | Green economy
  • 'Just give money' or 'just give work' to the poor?

    A previous blogpost on Due South discussed the potential for cash transfers to contribute to climate change adaptation. But 'just giving money to the poor' is not the only social policy programmes being implemented in the developing world. In India, a different approach is being tried: rather than guarantee the poor an income, the government guarantees them paid work, via the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), which came into being in 2005.

    14 January 2011 | Blog | Poverty
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