Research Papers, Reports, Books

Selected Research Papers and Reports

Report on MGNREGA Employment in Odisha for the year 2021-2022(30 May 2022)

Hardships in Accessing Payments in Odisha: A Survey of Last Mile challenges in accessing NREGA wage payments in Odisha, May 2022

MGNREGA Stage 2 Wage Payment Delays in Telangana, 04 February 2022 (English) (తెలుగు)

‘పీఎం–కిసాన్ సమ్మాన్ నిధి’  అమలు స్థితి –మినహాయింపులు (ఎక్సక్లూషన్స్ )  ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ 28 జనవరి, 2022

Status of ‘PM-KISAN Samman Nidhi’ exclusions in Telangana January, 2022

తెలంగాణలో ‘పీఎం -కిసాన్ సమ్మాన్ నిది’ అమలు స్థితి – మినహాయింపులు ( ఎక్సక్లూషన్స్ ) January, 2022

Report on Current Status of MGNREGA spending in Andhra Pradesh for FY 2021-22 (1, April -15, November) November, 2021

Heay Wait: Wage Payment Delays in NREGA by the Central Government across Caste and Payment Type from April, 2021 to September, 2021
October, 2021

Here is a short presentation with the highlights of the report.

PM KISAN in Telangana – Implementation Status
September, 2021

PM KISAN in Andhra Pradesh – Implementation Status
September, 2021

Data justice in digital social welfare: A study of the Rythu Bharosa scheme. (Silvia Masiero, Chakradhar Buddha) August, 2021

MGNREGA Payment Delays in AP
August, 2021

PM KISAN in Andhra Pradesh
Implementation Status – Dec, 2018 to July, 2021. Read more here.

MGNREGA Employment in Telangana during the Pandemic
June, 2021

Exclusions in PDS in Tribal Areas of Andhra Pradesh
May, 2021

MGNREGA Implementation in Jharkhand, Financial Year 20-21
28 April, 2021

Telangana MGNREGA Yearly Report, Financial Year 2020-21
22 April, 2021

Report on the Functioning of the Andhra Pradesh Information Commission
16 April, 2021
United Forum for RTI Campaign, Andhra Pradesh & LibTech India

MGNREGA in Andhra Pradesh: Implementation Status (April-December, 2020) in English and Telugu

MGNREGA in Telangana: Implementation Status (April-December, 2020) in English and Telugu.

The Time Is Right for an Urban Employment Guarantee Programme
The India Forum. 27 November 2020
Amit Basole, Rajendran Narayanan, Anand Shrivastava, Rakshita Swamy

Length of the Last Mile: Delay & Hurdles in NREGA Wage Payments
18 November 2020
LibTech India

MGNREGA in Telangana: Implementation Status (April-October, 2020)

MGNREGA in Andhra Pradesh: Implementation Status (April-September, 2020)

Who Is Responsible When Technology Fails the Marginalised?
Economic & Political Weekly 55 (21). 23 May 2020
Sakina Dhorajiwala

The Namesake: Human Costs of Digital Identities
Economic & Political Weekly 54 (49). 14 December 2019
Rajendran Narayanan and Sakina Dhorajiwala

सरकारी योजनाओं के लिए आधार…कितना निराधार?
Ideas for India, 17 October 2019
Sakina Dhorajiwala and Niklas Wagner

Using Information and Technology to Improve Efficacy of Welfare Programs:
Evidence from a Field Experiment in India
CORD Working Paper, August 2019
Upasak Das, Amartya Paul, and Mohit Sharma

Consent to Nothing: Aadhaar-Based Payment Systems in Welfare
Ideas for India, 23 August 2019
Sakina Dhorajiwala and Niklas Wagner

Analysis of Payment Delays and Delay Compensation in MGNREGA:
Findings Across Ten States for Financial Year 2016–2017
The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 62(1), pages 113-133. 1 July 2019
Rajendran Narayanan, Sakina Dhorajiwala, Rajesh Golani

Are Technology-enabled Cash Transfers Really ‘Direct’?
Economic & Political Weekly, 53 (30). July 2018
Vivek S., Rajendran Narayanan, Dipanjan Chakraborty, Rajesh Veeraraghavan, Vibhore Vardhan.


Delivering Public Services Effectively: Tamil Nadu and Beyond.
Oxford University Press.
Vivek S., 2014.

Book Chapter

MGNREGA: A Distress Saviour or a Saviour in Distress.
In We the People: Establishing Rights and Deepening Democracy, 53:69. Rethinking India 4. Penguin Random House.
Rajendran Narayanan, and Annie Raja. n.d.

Regional Imbalances in Provisioning and
Participation in Education in India and Pakistan

In Handbook of Education Systems in South Asia, P. M. Sarangapani, R. Pappu (eds.)
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
Rabea Malik and Anuradha De