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Shylashri Shankar is Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
Raghav Gaiha is Retired Professor of Public Policy, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi.
Table of Contents
List of Tables Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction: Challenges in the Battle against Corruption PART I: AN OVERVIEW OF NREGA 1. NREGA's Characteristics and the Methodology of the Study 2. Has NREGA Been Successful? PART II: FORMAL MECHANISMS TO ENHANCE THE EMPOWERMENT FRAME 3. Install Vulnerable Groups in Positions of Power 4. Enabling Transfers to the Poor 5. Making Social Audits Accountable PART III: INFORMAL MECHANISMS TO ENHANCE THE EMPOWERMENT FRAME 6. Inform the Poor 7. Networks, Vulnerability, and Agency 8. Does Political Competition Enhance Empowerment? Conclusion: Is the Battle against Corruption Winnable? Appendices Glossary Bibliography Index