COVID-19 has seen governments across the globe walk a tightrope as they scramble to contain the spread of the disease while keeping the economy stable. In this unprecedented situation, ground-level data for evidence-based decision-making assumes critical significance. This blog looks at five key lessons from MSC’s research on COVID-19.
The blog highlights the road ahead for the Indian government’s new program—One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC). The objective of the program is to build upon the digitization of the Public Distribution System (PDS) for foodgrains with a focus on beneficiary-centric reforms.
The COVID-19 Exclusion Working Group has focused its efforts on improving the design and deployment of emergency social assistance programs to make them work better for women.
This report on awareness, communication, and outreach highlights the need for the integration of key communication components for effective implementation of social protection programs.
The Report “Responsible Practices to Address Seven Major Risks in COVID-19 Digital Financial Transfers” identifies seven heightened risks resulting from the speed and scale of COVID-19 digital transfer responses.