3ie Working Paper Series

3ie working papers cover both conceptual issues related to impact evaluation and findings from specific studies or systematic reviews. These policy-relevant papers draw on rigorous evidence from impact evaluations and systematic reviews to offer insights, new analyses, findings, recommendations and learnings from 3ie’s grant-making practices. Our working papers focus on methods and offer technical guides to help advance understanding, design and use of rigorous and appropriate evaluations and reviews.


Examining the evidence on the effectiveness of India’s rural employment guarantee act

3ie Working Paper 27, 2016   

This working paper offers an overview of the existing evidence on India's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), which aims to provide 100 days of guaranteed paid employment in a year in the form of unskilled manual labour to interested adults.

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