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Deepening knowledge of MGNREGS’ contribution to climate resilience: a study of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh

Social protection is a key tool to support the poorest and most vulnerable to adapt to climate change. This working paper explores the extent to which India’s largest social protection programme – the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme(MGNREGS) – helped households prepare, cope and recover from the 2018 summer drought across Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

As well as providing baseline information on the climate information services accessed by MGNREGS households and officials, it offers practical guidelines for how the scheme can use climate information in its decisions and planning.

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