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MoRD Inks Pact with J-PAL, South Asia for Driving Women-Led Development

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By ETV Bharat English Team

Published : Mar 15, 2024, 6:58 PM IST

The agreement signed between Additional Secretary, MoRD, Charanjit Singh and Executive Director, J-PAL South Asia Shobhini Mukerji, is aimed at bringing the rural poor women on the path to self-sufficiency. Also, technical assistance will be provided in the implementation of development under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Rural Livelihoods Mission.

MoRD Inks Pact with J-PAL for Driving Women-Led Development
MoRD Inks Pact with J-PAL for Driving Women-Led Development

New Delhi: The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), South Asia to set-up a Gender Impact Lab for inclusive development of rural poor women.

The lab will conduct new research and institutionalise data use within Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) for driving women-led development.

DAY-NRLM is one of the largest community mobilisation efforts in the world, organising more than 10.04 crore women into over 90.76 lakh self-help groups. The programme promotes financial inclusion, digital literacy, sustainable livelihoods and social development interventions. Above all, it empowers these women to lead dignified lives, the ministry stated in a communique.

J-PAL will act as a knowledge partner on inclusive development to put rural poor women on the path to self-sufficiency. The MoU was signed by Additional Secretary, MoRD, Charanjit Singh and Executive Director, J-PAL South Asia Shobhini Mukerji. Singh said that it is important for any programme under implementation to get a feedback in real time and this MoU will help in this process.

According to the Ministry, the inclusive development strategy will adapt BRAC’s Graduation Approach, a comprehensive livelihoods programme that randomised evaluations by researchers affiliated with J-PAL and Innovations for Poverty Action and have found to be effective in lifting the vulnerable households out of poverty. As part of this partnership, J-PAL South Asia will support MoRD in catalysing the adoption of scientific evidence and data in their decision-making.

J-PAL South Asia, together with Bandhan-Konnagar, has been working with the Bihar government's JEEViKA since 2018 to support the expansion of Satat Jeevikoparjan Yojana (SJY), estimated to be the largest government-led scale-up of the Graduation Approach in the world. SJY is on track to reach 200,000 women-headed households by 2024 across Bihar, it said.

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