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Past Issue • Jul-Sep 2015

Do self-help programmes change hearts and minds? The JEEViKA Experience in Bihar

Do self-help programmes change hearts and minds? The JEEViKA Experience in Bihar

The effects of trust in poverty reduction programmes may last well after the formal programme ends, thus adding to the long term value accruing from them, says Professor Tarun Jain of the Indian School of Business, based on the findings from a study conducted on the JEEViKA Programme in Bihar. The Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project (or “JEEViKA’’) is a poverty reduction programme undertaken by the Government of Bihar with the aid of the World Bank. The key aim of the programme is to socially and economically empower the rural poor. It focuses on women and aims to create sustainable livelihoods through self-managed community institutions, greater access to social protection (including food security) and greater community voice.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

  • Tarun

    Tarun Jain

    Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Indian School of Business (ISB).
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