Friday, August 16, 2013

22 August 2013: Direct Benefit Transfers in India: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Varad Pande
Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and
Rajesh Bansal
Unique Identity Authority of India, Governemnt of India

The Indian Government has launched an ambitious project to provide direct payments of benefits and services to residents, based on the biometric authentication system Aadhaar, which has already enrolled more than 40 crore Indian residents. The programme has the potential to transform delivery of public services in India, improving targeting and generating fiscal savings. The Talk will focus on the strategic thinking and design of the project, its current status, and an assessment of the implementation challenges.

Date: August 22, 2013
Time: 12:30 P.M.

Second Floor Conference Room
The World Bank,
70 Lodi Estate,
New Delhi-110003(INDIA)


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Please confirm your attendance by email to Savita Dhingra ( by Wednesday, August 21st.

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