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Ensuring Entitlements to Poor

Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, Rohit Magotra, K Sasikumar, Mansingh Durga Prasad Nayak

Poor governance and lack of monitoring mechanism leads to poor delivery of social welfare programme to poor populations across developing countries. Lack of infrstructure and corruption further compounds the problem, endangering livelihoods security of poorest people depending on welfare programme entitlements for survival. The paper details about Monitoring Entitlements for Rural Communities (MeRComs) mobile phone based monitoring system for social audit which allows tracking of delivery of entitlements to rural poor.


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