Tag Archives: India

SEWA, “Unconditional cash transfers: SEWA pilots a unique experiment in Madhya Pradesh”

The Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) recently completed a large pilot project on Basic Income in India. The association’s June Newsletter reports on the methodology and findings of the study. The project randomly assigned 8 out of 20 villages in the study to receive the grant, while the other 12 villages were used as controls. Every adult man and woman in

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INDIA: Basic Income Pilot Project releases an impressive list of findings.

Several NGOs in India have conducted a pilot project on basic income over the last two years. At a conference this May, the researchers released an impressive list of findings below. (Acronyms used below: IES, Interim Evaluation Survey; FES, Final Evaluation Survey; MPUCT, Madhya Pradesh Unconditional Cash Transfer pilot; TVUCT, Tribal Village Unconditional Cash Transfer pilot) Implementation and Financial Inclusion

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Fernandez, Benjamin “Rupees in your pocket”

This story begins, “A new pilot study at Panthbadodiya could significantly change living conditions for the poor, and India’s approach to fighting poverty. The village is taking part in the Madhya Pradesh Unconditional Cash Transfer Initiative, a project run by the Self Employed Women’s Association (Sewa; a trade union that has defended the rights of women with low incomes in

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Guy Standing, “Can Basic Income Cash Transfers Transform India?”

This article discusses the problem of poverty in Indian and argues that recent basic income pilot projects conducted in India show how the country would benefit from moving toward a basic income system. The author is Professor of Development at SOAS (University of London) and honorary co-president of BIEN. Guy Standing, “Can Basic Income Cash Transfers Transform India?” 2013, issue

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SOAS, “Unique pilot schemes assess impact of basic income schemes on India’s rural poor”

SOAS, a publication of the University of London, published an article on May 10, 3013 on the Indian basic income pilot project including quotes from an interview with Guy Standing, one of the organizers of the project. SOAS, “Unique pilot schemes assess impact of basic income schemes on India’s rural poor,” 10 May 2013 http://www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem84314.html

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VIDEO: Hartmann, Thom. “The right to basic income: Interview with Guy Standing”

Guy Standing on RT the BIG Picture Thom Hartman, of the U.S.-based news website, RT The Big Picture, recently interviewed Guy Standing on basic income, the Alaska Dividend, the Indian basic income pilot project, and related issues. The interview is now on YouTube. Hartmann, Thom. “The right to basic income: Interview with Guy Standing,” RT The Big Picture, YouTube, Apr

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INDIA: Results of Basic Income pilot project to be evaluated at a conference in Delhi, May 30-31, 2013

Since 2010, three overlapping pilot schemes have been testing how unconditional cash grants could be expected to work in India. Altogether, over 6,000 individuals have been receiving monthly cash grants, including all men, women and children of nine villages in Madhya Pradesh. A public conference at which the evaluations of those pilots will be presented will take place at the

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