IWWAGE: Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on India’s Women and Girls Through Emergency Cash Transfers

IWWAGE-LEAD at Krea University

This policy brief focuses on emergency cash transfers as a mechanism to alleviate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.


Key recommendations include: - Revise targeting criteria to focus on vulnerable indviduals, particularly women and girls - Time frame for cash transfer to extend beyond 3 months - Size of cash transfer to be increased to meet basic needs - Other distribution channels for last mile delivery to be identified - Reallocation of existing budgets to fund cash transfers
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  • Pan-India


  • Policy brief


  • Gender-based issues
  • Social Protection