Expanding Livelihood Opportunities for Poor Households
In the Headlines24 February 2012
Expanding India’s Rural Employment Guarantee Act
When it launched in 2005, India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) aimed to strengthen economic opportunity among the rural poor, promising one hundred days of employment per year to adult members of rural households. Now, thanks in part to the efforts of Ford grantees like the Revitalizing Rainfed Agriculture Network, the act is broadening in scope, increasing the program’s capacity to create productive assets and generate income for the poor. Through our Expanding Livelihood Opportunities for Poor Households initiative, the foundation is working to improve the implementation of government programs like NREGA.
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