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NREGA Social Audit: Myths and Reality

Much has been said and written about the social audits conducted in Andhra Pradesh under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. But on the ground these audits have achieved much less than advertised and they have ignored many important aspects of implementation of NREGA. The social audit process has a long way to go before it can claim to have contributed to transparency, empowerment and good governance.  This piece explains and evaluates the realities and shortcomings  of social audits carried out under NREGA.

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Uploaded on: Nov 25, 2015
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2015
Year Published: 2009


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Resource Type: Impact Evidence Issues: Community Organizing, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Labor & Employment, Policy Advocacy Tool Type: News & Opinions, Training Resources & Popular Education Method: Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency Languages: English Regions: South Asia Nature of Impact: Acquisition of Remedy / Entitlement / Information, Change in institutional / government practice, Legal Knowledge and Skills Evaluation Method: Anecdotal Evidence, Observation