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Article Recommendations Abstract Social safety nets are transfers targeted to the poor or vulnerable. They facilitate access to health and education services to build human capital.

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals earlier known as Millennium Development Goalsnational and state governments as well as international organisations have focused on increasing the investments in social transfer programmes.

Public works are the policy instruments for mitigating the negative effects of climatic and systematic risks on poor farmers and unskilled and semi-skilled workers. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act MGNREGA is the largest social protection programme in the world that provides 100 days of unskilled wage employment to any household residing in rural areas whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

However, the irregularities involved in the implementation of this social protection programme are of great concern. Social Transfers and Growth: What Do We Know? World Development, 40 1pp.

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Social Transfers and Growth A Review. Implementation of Employment Guarantee: How to Make Public Works Work: A Review of the Experiences. During Crisis and Prosperity. Evaluating the Targeting Effectiveness of Social Transfers: Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi.

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For Protection and Promotion: Overseas Development Institute, London, June. An Evaluation of World Bank Support, 2000-2010.

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The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Andhra Pradesh)

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