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Role of the District Collector (District Magistrate or Deputy Commissioner) in the COVID-19 Response

This factsheet contains an overview of the different functions that the District Magistrate role is carrying out in India’s Coronavirus pandemic response.

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Inside Districts Series: Block Development Officer in Rajasthan

As the Coronavirus pandemic sweeps through India, districts are being tapped by the government for timely detection and reporting of cases, and prevention. Our ‘Inside Districts’ series will feature interviews of district and Block-level officials, panchayat functionaries and frontline workers to understand their challenges and best practices. The Accountability Initiative at the Centre for Policy … Continue reading "Inside Districts Series: Block Development Officer in Rajasthan"

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How Can Indians Secure ‘Direct’ Welfare in a Pandemic?

It might be too early to treat direct benefit transfers as a one-size-fits-all policy solution given the difficulties some Indians have in accessing cash.

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Three Ways India Could Streamline its COVID-19 Relief Measures to Protect Vulnerable Citizens

Developing a decentralised, community-led and inclusive response will be crucial.

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Inside Districts Series: Lady Supervisor in Madhya Pradesh

As the Coronavirus pandemic sweeps through India, districts are being tapped by the government for timely detection and reporting of cases, and prevention. Our ‘Inside Districts’ series will feature interviews of district and Block-level officials, panchayat functionaries and frontline workers to understand their challenges and best practices. The Accountability Initiative at the Centre for Policy … Continue reading "Inside Districts Series: Lady Supervisor in Madhya Pradesh"