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Making the Politician and the Bureaucrat Deliver: Employment Guarantee in India

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  • Ashima Goyal

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The paper examines the division of tasks required between politicians and bureaucrats to run an effective rural employment guarantee scheme (EGS) in India, in the context of Indian history and habits.

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Keywords: Politician; bureaucrat; incentives; employment guarantee; rural; India; Indian history; EGS; village management; resources; institution; democracy; African underdevelopment; panchayats; elected local councils;

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