A framework for quantifying the climate co-benefits of MGNREGS works

MGNREGS is a poverty alleviation programme implemented pan India. As an employment guarantee scheme, it successfully captures information on the number of jobs and assets created. However, assessment of the multiple climate co-benefits arising from these assets has been a blind spot. While there have been many studies that attest to the climate co-benefits of MGNREGS works, they have been limited in their geographical scope, resulting in constrained reporting of the accrued benefits. This report details the subnational efforts of CSTEP, PRADAN, and HUF to quantify the climate adaptation and mitigation co-benefits of the Usharmukti programme, and develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for quantifying and reporting the climate co-benefits of MGNREGS works.