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The Welfare State in the Digital Age: Planning for Stronger Public Fund Flows

Centre for Policy Research

Friday, 30 September 2022 ADD TO CALENDAR

10:00 AM To 11:15 AM

Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, Delhi, India 110003

Several years ago, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi infamously guess-estimated that a mere 15 paise of every rupee spent on development actually reached the poor. Nearly four decades later, policy debates in India continue to highlight the lack of visibility of how funds reach and are spent in the last mile.

Recent attempts at strengthening the public finance management system have focused on digital innovations including the use of Aadhaar, smart payments and just in time payment systems. Yet, questions remain on how the new ‘Digital State’ stands against the need to strengthen capacity in planning and data management.

This panel aims to push the debate on the new opportunities and barriers in moving towards a more holistic public finance management system that strengthens the implementation of social welfare programs through the policy cycle – from formulation, execution to finally evaluation.

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